Pakistan

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Pakistani counterpart on the protection and maintenance of Jewish cemeteries in that country.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We urge the Government of Pakistan to guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens regardless of their faith. We raise this on a regular basis at a senior level with the authorities in Pakistan. The UK supports UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 which calls upon states to adopt measures and policies to promote the full respect for and protection of places of worship and religious sites, including cemeteries and shrines.

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