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Human rights in Pakistan

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1278: tabled on 07 June 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises reports of the deteriorating human rights situation in Pakistan; expresses its concern over the alleged widespread human rights abuses of peaceful protestors, activists and journalists; deplores the postponement of elections, which it believes, represents a serious violation of democracy; further notes that the arrest of opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, by the Pakistani military has led to condemnation both in Pakistan and further afield; and calls on the Government to ensure that continued support to Pakistan must depend on that regime respecting the fundamental human rights of its citizens and the reinstatement of democratic values.