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Pakistan: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 184924, tabled on 15 May 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Pakistani counterparts on (a) allegations of continuing serious human rights violations committed by the security forces and other armed actors and (b) impunity for those violations in the province of Balochistan in Pakistan.

Answered on

23 May 2023

We regularly discuss the security situation and human rights in Pakistan at a senior level with the relevant Pakistani authorities. On 30 January, Minister of State for South Asia, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, discussed Pakistan's human rights situation with Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada. In June 2022, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan discussed the issue of enforced disappearances in Balochistan with Minister Pirzada. Where there are credible allegations of human rights violations, we expect these to be fully investigated in line with due process.