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Pakistan: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 38299, tabled on 22 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to recommendation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief's report entitled Religious Minorities of Pakistan: Report of a Parliamentary visit, published in September 2019, what recent support the Government has provided to Pakistan to encourage teacher training on respect for minorities.

Answered on

6 September 2021

UK-funded education programmes in Pakistan cover professional development for teachers. The UK Government has supported the development and delivery of teacher training modules on equity and inclusion, which have been delivered to over 100,000 teachers. We are now working with the Government of Pakistan to improve the teacher-training curriculum to include modules on peaceful coexistence, tolerance and respect for minorities; and delivering this training so that teachers can teach their students these values.

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