Pakistan: Minority Groups:Written question - 8462

Q
Asked by Steve McCabe
(Birmingham, Selly Oak)
Asked on: 04 September 2015
Department for International Development
Pakistan: Minority Groups
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to make aid to Pakistan contingent on that country making progress on protecting religious and social minorities.
A
Answered by: Mr Desmond Swayne
Answered on: 11 September 2015

Our aid relationship with any government is based on an assessment of their commitment to our Partnership Principles, which include human rights.

The Government of Pakistan has publically recognised the problems facing minorities, and the need to bring an end to religious persecution. We remain fully committed to working in partnership with them to achieve this.

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