Pakistan APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To provide a forum to discuss all matters related to Pakistan and also pertinent issues related to Pakistanis living in the UK.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Pakistan

1. Pakistan: Overseas Business Risk
11/01/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Pakistan: Overseas Business Risk Information on how UK companies

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with P to R)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Pakistan This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

3. UK Aid Programmes: Human Rights in Pakistan
26/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: June 2019 UK Aid Programmes: Human Rights in Pakistan QSD on 2 July 2019 This briefing identifies relevant

4. Pakistan: country policy and information notes
25/11/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: . 24 Annex A: Proscribed organisations in Pakistan ................................ ..........

5. Pakistan: doctors
09/01/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Pakistan: doctors List of English-speaking doctors for British nationals in Pakistan.

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Pakistan

1. Persecution of Ahmadis
23/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Ahmadi—Dr Tahir Ahmad—was murdered in Lahore, Pakistan by a teenager? Does he regard it as frightening - Speech Link
2: hate and intolerance that is being preached in Pakistan.This is what I was saying: the Ahmadiyya - Speech Link
3: progress, if I may.In 1974, the Government of Pakistan kowtowed to the extremist hate-mongers that characterise - Speech Link

2. Pakistan: Aid Programmes and Human Rights
02/07/2019 - Grand Committee

1: human rights and the treatment of minorities in Pakistan, and in particular the case of Asia Bibi. - Speech Link
2: They will be, in all respects, the citizens of Pakistan without any distinction of caste and creed”. - Speech Link

3. Kashmir
13/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Kashmir, which is better known to the world as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, is not just strange but unique - Speech Link

4. Development Aid: Pakistan
02/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: tolerance and inclusion is a core principle across our Pakistan programme and we also have programmes specifically - Speech Link
2: that DfID focuses on the most vulnerable, but in Pakistan this is simply not happening. There are communities - Speech Link
3: it. DfID Pakistan continues to review its support to poor and marginalised people in Pakistan and we aim - Speech Link

5. Pakistan: Aid for Persecuted Minorities
06/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: how much United Kingdom aid has been given to Pakistan in the last ten years; and what assessment they - Speech Link
2: years, the UK has given £2.6 billion in aid to Pakistan, targeted towards the poorest and most excluded - Speech Link
3: that, on average, we give every single day to Pakistan in aid for the alleviation of the suffering and - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Pakistan
1. Pakistan
asked by: Ruth Jones
... how many times he spoke directly to the Pakistani Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

2. Pakistan: Blasphemy
asked by: Rupa Huq
... what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the imprisonment of Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel.

3. Pakistan: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
... what account they will take of reports of inequalities affecting minority communities in that country; and what action the UK High Commissioner to Pakistan will take to ensure the fair operation of the COVAX initiative.

4. Pakistan: Ahmadiyya
asked by: Zarah Sultana
... what representations his Department has made to the Pakistani Government on the matter of attacks on the Ahmadi community in Peshawar.

5. Pakistan: Ahmadiyya
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
... what response they have received.

Latest Questions
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13 Current APPG Officers
Rehman Chishti Portrait
Rehman Chishti
Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham
Joined: 30th July 2015
Imran Hussain Portrait
Imran Hussain
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford East
Joined: 21st November 2018
Tahir Ali Portrait
Tahir Ali
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Yasmin Qureshi MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7019.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Pakistan APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Pakistan APPG

Former APPG Officers
Royston Smith Portrait
Royston Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Southampton, Itchen
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Ahmed Portrait
Lord Ahmed
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 14 November 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Stephenson Portrait
Andrew Stephenson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Pendle
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Griffiths Portrait
Andrew Griffiths
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Burton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Simon Danczuk Portrait
Simon Danczuk
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Rochdale
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Jo Cox Portrait
Jo Cox
Labour - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships