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Pakistan: Minority Groups

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 8462, tabled on 4 September 2015

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.

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.