Pakistan: Christianity:Written question - HL12613

Asked on: 07 January 2019
Department for International Development
Pakistan: Christianity
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they have provided to Christian groups in Pakistan in each year since 2009.
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Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 21 January 2019

UK aid prioritises support for the poorest and most excluded people and communities in Pakistan regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. The UK supports the rights of all groups to follow their own religious faith and to live safe and secure lives. It is not possible to disaggregate our spending data by religion as we do not collect information on the religion of all our beneficiaries in country. We do however have a data disaggregation action plan which focuses on 4 key areas, disability, age, sex and geography. We do not currently have plans to collect data on religion as we recognise the risks associated with potentially revealing such sensitive information for religious minorities.

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