Pakistan: Religious Freedom

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 9th September 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Pakistani counterpart on taking steps against the alleged discrimination and conversion of Hindu minority community and others in that country.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We remain deeply concerned by reports of discrimination and violence against religious minorities, including reports of forced marriage and forced conversion of Hindu, Christian and Sikh women and girls, in Pakistan. The UK Government strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan.

We regularly raise our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief, women and girl's rights and gender equality with the government of Pakistan at a senior level. Most recently, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief with Pakistan's Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, on 15 July.

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