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Edwardes College Peshawar, Pakistan

EDM (Early Day Motion) 253: tabled on 28 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern that the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a recent decision has declared that Edwardes College Peshawar, Pakistan, which is owned by the Church of Pakistan with official recognition by the High Court Peshawar, should be run and managed as in The Privately Managed Schools and Colleges (taking over) Regulations 1972 (Regulation No 118 of 1972); notes that this has caused deep anxiety among Pakistani Christians and that Paragraphs 12 and 12A, of the aforementioned Regulations also permit the Government to return the college back to the previous managers; and requests that the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa take this opportunity to return the Edwardes College back to the Church of Pakistan, as a gesture of goodwill towards the Pakistani Christians.