Pakistan: Ahmadiyya:Written question - 57053

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 12 December 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Pakistan: Ahmadiyya
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Pakistani High Commissioner on the security of Ahmadis in Pakistan since the attack on the Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 20 December 2016

We condemn the attack on the Ahmadi Mosque in Chakwal on 12 December. Our concerns are reflected in the latest update to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office annual human rights report.

We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities, including religious minorities, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. During his visit to Pakistan in November, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), raised religious tolerance and the importance of safeguarding the rights of all Pakistan's citizens. We continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, and to uphold the rule of law.

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