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House of Lords written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) what information they have, and (2) what representations they will make to the government of Pakistan, about a reported attack on 3 June in a village near Pattoki in which three Christian women were publicly beaten and humiliated.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The British Government strongly condemns all instances of violence, particularly when based on a person’s faith, ethnicity or gender. Ministers and officials regularly urge the Government of Pakistan to ensure the fundamental rights of all its citizens are respected. We closely monitor the human rights situation in Pakistan and are aware of media reports of this latest attack. We issue quarterly report updates to the human rights situation in Pakistan. The next is due to be issued in mid-July.

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