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Pakistan: Churches

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4472, tabled on 8 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan following the attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta on 17 December 2017; and what response they have received to any such representations.

Answered on

17 January 2018

The British Government strongly condemns all terrorist attacks. The attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta last month was a sad reminder of the terrorist threat confronting the people of Pakistan and minority communities in particular. I expressed my condolences to all those affected by this abhorrent attack at the time. We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level.

The UK continues to stand with Pakistan in tackling the shared threat from terrorism and extremism and addressing the root causes.