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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support Christians on death row in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>It is the British Government's longstanding policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and in all countries. In Pakistan, we remain deeply concerned by the misuse of blasphemy laws, and that religious minorities, including Christians, are disproportionately affected. The harsh penalties for blasphemy, including the death penalty, add to these concerns.</p><p>We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. My colleague, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister in February 2019.</p><p>To ensure the United Kingdom is providing the right levels of support to persecuted Christians overseas, the Foreign Secretary asked the Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd. Philip Mounstephen, to carry out an independent review. The Bishop has submitted his interim report; with the full report due later this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:36:35.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:36:35.04Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the persecution of Christians in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the treatment of minority religious communities in Pakistan. This includes Christian communities throughout the country, including in Karachi.</p><p>We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level, including when the Foreign Secretary saw Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in December 2018. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, raised the treatment of minority communities with Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, on 19 February during his visit to Pakistan. At the UN Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan in November 2017, the UK pressed Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities, including by establishing an independent National Commission for Minorities.</p><p>On 30 January 2019, the Foreign Secretary and the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, launched an Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians overseas.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T16:30:58.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:30:58.393Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to help tackle the persecution of Christians in Karachi, Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the treatment of minority religious communities in Pakistan. This includes Christian communities throughout the country, including in Karachi.</p><p>We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level, including when the Foreign Secretary saw Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in December 2018. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, raised the treatment of minority communities with Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, on 19 February during his visit to Pakistan. At the UN Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan in November 2017, the UK pressed Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities, including by establishing an independent National Commission for Minorities.</p><p>On 30 January 2019, the Foreign Secretary and the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, launched an Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians overseas.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T16:32:46.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:32:46.617Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Christians on death row on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>It is the British Government's longstanding policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and in all countries. We remain deeply concerned by the misuse of the blasphemy laws and the treatment of minority religious communities, including Christians, in Pakistan.</p><p>We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. Most recently my colleague Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, discussed the treatment of minority communities with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during his visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February. At the UN Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan in November 2017, the UK pressed Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities and to explain the steps being taken to tackle the abuse of the blasphemy laws.</p><p>To ensure the United Kingdom is supporting Christians in the best possible way, the Foreign Secretary has commissioned an independent, global review of the support provided to Christians overseas. The Review will consider what additional practical steps the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can take to support persecuted Christians. It will be led by the Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd. Philip Mounstephen, and will make an initial report around Easter.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T14:38:23.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T14:38:23.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Pakistan on that country's inclusion in the Open Doors 2019 World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christians face persecution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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David Linden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary and I, alongside other British Government Ministers, routinely raise our concerns about the persecution of religious minorities, including Christians, where this occurs. He recently asked the Bishop of Truro to conduct an independent review of the persecution of Christians around the world to help inform this important area of our work and ensure it is targeted and effective. The Government works with a large number of NGOs, including Open Doors, to help promote and protect freedom of religion or belief. We use information from a wide range of sources to inform our work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T13:02:23.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:02:23.557Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the levels of forced repatriation of Christian asylum seekers to Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection for those in need, in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights. We encourage all states to honour in full their international human rights obligations.</p><p>The British Government regularly raises its concerns about the freedom of religion or belief and the treatment of minority religious communities with our international partners, including the Government of Pakistan.</p><p>We have raised our concerns with the Government of Thailand over the detention of foreign nationals, including nationals of Pakistan. The Minister of State for the Commonwealth and UN, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, discussed our concerns in a telephone call with the Thai Ambassador on 2 November. We believe that the recent actions of the Thai authorities are not aimed at any specific group or groups but apply to anyone whom the Thai authorities deem an illegal visa over-stayer. We have urged Thailand to sign the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T10:31:18.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T10:31:18.313Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the protection of vulnerable Christian villagers in Pakistan against further attacks; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about continuing reports of abuses against religious minorities in Pakistan. The Government strongly condemns the persecution of all minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs.</p><p> </p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. The ​Foreign Secretary discussed the importance we attach to safeguarding the rights of all Pakistan's citizens during his visit to Pakistan in November 2016. The former Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Sharma, raised the protection of minorities with Kamran Michael, former Minister for Human Rights, and Barrister Zafarullah Khan, former Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Human Rights, during a visit to Pakistan in January 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Our High Commission in Islamabad raised our concerns about the treatment of religious minorities with the Ministry of Human Rights last month. We will continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, as part of Pakistan's forthcoming Universal Periodic Review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T14:45:57.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T14:45:57.99Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Pakistan on the recent case of a sewage cleaner who was a Christian, who died after becoming unconscious at work, and whose medical treatment was allegedly delayed as a result of the religious beliefs of doctors during Ramadan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about continuing reports of abuses against Christians (and other religious minorities) in Pakistan. The British Government strongly condemns the targeting of innocent people based on their religion or beliefs.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities, including religious minorities, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. The Foreign Secretary discussed the importance we attach to safeguarding the rights of all Pakistan's citizens during his visit to Pakistan in November 2016.</p><p>In January 2017, my predecessor, my hon. Friend the Member for Reading West (Mr Sharma), raised the protection of religious minorities with Kamran Michael, Pakistani Minister for Human Rights, and Barrister Zafarullah Khan, the Pakistani Prime Minister's Special Assistant for Human Rights.</p><p>We continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious freedom, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:09:49.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:09:49.127Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with his Pakistan counterparts about attacks on Christians in Lahore; and what steps he is taking to press for greater protection of Christians in Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
star this property answer text <p>I reiterate the condemnation of the appaling attack in Lahore on Easter Sunday. My thoughts are with the Government and people of Pakistan, including the families and friends of the victims, and those recovering from injuries. The explosion was a sad reminder of the terrorist threat confronting individuals regardless of age, gender, religious belief or ethnicity.</p><p>The UK continues to stand with Pakistan in tackling the shared threat from terrorism and extremism. We are partnering Pakistan to increase its capacity to confront the terrorist threat, reform the judiciary so those responsible for attacks are held to account and address the root causes of extremism and terrorism.</p><p>The Government deplores violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief. We will continue to speak up for religious minorities wherever their rights are denied. The Government regularly raises its concerns about religious minorities with the Government of Pakistan and urge it to honour its international human rights commitments.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-04-20T15:33:39.937Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T15:33:39.937Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the persecution of Christians in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the persecution of religious and other minorities in Pakistan, including Christians. In August, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised religious freedom and human rights with Interior Minister Nisar. In June, I conveyed our concern about minorities in Pakistan to the Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to meet its international obligations to uphold the human rights of all its citizens. Our concerns about minorities in Pakistan are documented in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office annual Human Rights Report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T14:06:21.397Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T14:06:21.397Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this