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Freedoms in Pakistan

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1426: tabled on 01 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed at reports that Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement in Pakistan, was allegedly taken in to custody by security services in on false charges; notes that in May 2020 proxy terrorist extremist elements allied to the Pakistani Army killed one of its prominent members Arif Wazir; further notes that Pakistan is also one of 10 countries where opposition party members have been killed and that Pakistan has been assessed by Human Rights Watch to have fallen into the worst category for freedom of expression and attacks on civil liberty; believes that guaranteeing the political, democratic and rights of all people regardless of where they live is of fundamental importance in upholding human dignity and the inalienable nature of human rights; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Pakistani Government to ensure that its obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are upheld.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.