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Pakistan: Freedom of Circulation

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 22039, tabled on 27 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the freedom of movement for Baloch people in Pakistan.

Answered on

9 March 2020

We are aware of concerning reports of restrictions on movement in Balochistan. The British Government strongly condemns the persecution of all minorities, including the targeting of people based on their ethnicity or beliefs. We continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens, as laid down in the Constitution of Pakistan and in accordance with international standards.