House of Commons
National Commission for Minority Rights (No. 2)
Tabled 08 June 2020
That this House is concerned that the recently established National Commission for Minorities Rights by the Government of Pakistan does not fulfil the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s order of June 2014 to set up a Minorities Rights Council and to ensure that the religious minorities’ rights are guaranteed and protected in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan; notes the new mechanism is not an independent or autonomous body, legislatively enshrined or set up in accordance with the Principles Relating to the Status of National Institutions, the Paris Principles; further notes the inclusion of civil servants as official members at the exclusion of minority representation, including the representatives of the Ahmadi community; and calls on the Government of Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Pakistan to consider the National Minorities Council proposal of Dr Shoaib Suddle, of the One-Man Commission, which was set up by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to carry out its order of June 2014..