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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2414: tabled on 22 May 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern that Edwardes College Peshawar, Pakistan, which is owned by the Church of Pakistan with official recognition by the High Court Peshawar, is being forced by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor and the Provincial Government into handing over administrative control; expresses further concern regarding the alleged continual interference in college affairs and the unacceptable pressure on management which usurps authority; notes that the College Principal and his family are feeling harassed; further notes the effect of these actions on the wellbeing of Christians in Pakistan as people are concerned for their safety; and requests that the Prime Minister of Pakistan ensures that the Governor and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are restrained from taking illegal administrative control over the college and further provides security to prevent the harassment of the college Principal and his family as well as the broader Christian community in Pakistan.