To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to encourage the Pakistani Government to investigate and prevent cases of enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings in (a) Sindh, (b) Baluchistan, and (c) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
26 January 2021
The UK strongly condemns any instances of extrajudicial killings or enforced disappearances. On 16 November 2020, the Minister of State for South Asia and Minister responsible for Human Rights, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, raised concerns about the human rights situation in Pakistan with Dr Shireen Mazari, Pakistan's Minister for Human Rights. On 7 December 2020, he also raised the human rights situation in Pakistan with the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (SAPM) to the Interior, Shahzad Akbar. On 8 June 2020, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner CMG, raised issues regarding civic freedoms and legislation on enforced disappearances with Dr Mazari.