Pakistani Minorities APPG

First Registered: 08/11/2017 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To raise awareness of and help eliminate discrimination and persecution by the state and others; and to help develop an inclusive and tolerant Pakistan.

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 Pakistani Minorities

1. Commemoration of 10th Anniversary of Shahbaz Bhatti’s Assassination
18/05/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes with concern the Pakistani Government’s recent public commitment to maintaining

2. Blasphemy laws in Pakistan
25/05/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes with concern the Pakistani Government’s recent public commitment to maintaining

3. Pakistan Protection of Religious Minorities Bill
06/10/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: protection of religious minorities in Pakistan was rejected by the Pakistani Senate on Thursday 24 September;

4. Commemoration of 10th anniversary of Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination
01/03/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: courageous advocacy for Pakistan's religious minorities; recognises that countless people across the

5. Debate on a Motion on the Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
22/05/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Pakistan, with about 4 million adherents. The Pakistani constitution singles out Ahmadis, declaring that

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Pakistani Minorities

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

1: programmes and human rights and the treatment of minorities in Pakistan, and in particular the case of Asia - Speech Link
2: of the State” and that:“Minorities, to whichever community they may belong, will - Speech Link

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

1: Pakistan. Today, Ordinance XX is used to persecute minorities in Pakistan, including Christians and Hindus - Speech Link
2: persecution of the Ahmadis and indeed other religious minorities, when, in any country, these should be the cornerstone - Speech Link
3: which means “deserving to be killed”, in the Pakistani media and by religious and political leaders. - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Ethnic Minority Disparities
02/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: infection. This strengthens the argument that ethnic minorities should not be viewed as a single group in relation - Speech Link
2: showed that the unemployment rate for ethnic minorities is 9.5%, compared with 4.5% for white people - Speech Link
3: on the south Asian community, particularly the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities. What targeted actions - Speech Link

4. Freedom of Religion or Belief
12/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: the all-party parliamentary group for the Pakistani minorities.I thank the Backbench Business Committee - Speech Link
2: knock-on effects in Pakistan, where non-Muslim minorities such as Hindus and Christians face severe persecution - Speech Link
3: and other economic issues, as well as against minorities. I have specifically asked him to look at administrative - Speech Link

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

1: poorest and most excluded, who are often from minorities. We promote minority rights from grass roots - Speech Link
2: illiterate woman from one of Pakistan’s beleaguered minorities, who now occupies Asia Bibi’s cell in Multan - Speech Link
3: reluctant to declare themselves members of religious minorities because of fear of discrimination. We are working - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Pakistani Minorities
1. Pakistani National Commission for Minorities
asked by: Stephen Kinnock
22/09/2020
... what assessment he has made of whether the creation of the National Commission for Minorities in Pakistan has been set up in accordance with the Paris Principles; and what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan on the need for those internationally recognised standards to be met.

2. Pakistani National Commission for Minorities
asked by: Stephen Kinnock
22/09/2020
... in setting up an effective National Commission for Minorities.

3. Pakistani National Commission for Minorities
asked by: Stephen Kinnock
22/09/2020
... what discussions he has had with (a) civil society or (b) human rights organisations working in Pakistan to seek their views about the effectiveness of the National Commission for Minorities.

4. Pakistani National Commission for Minorities
asked by: Stephen Kinnock
22/09/2020
... what discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on (a) the relationship between future UK aid contributions to Pakistan and (b) the need for the Government of Pakistan to adhere to the internationally recognised standards outlined by the Paris Principles when setting up a National Commission for Minorities.

5. Pakistani National Commission for Minorities
asked by: Jim Shannon
16/06/2020
... whether he has made representations to his Pakistani counterpart on the establishment of the National Commission for Minorities Rights in that country.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Steve Reed Portrait
Steve Reed
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Croydon North
Joined: 8th November 2017
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Portrait
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Martyn Day Portrait
Martyn Day
Secretary
Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Joined: 8th November 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jim Shannon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7160.

Email: jim.shannon.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Morris Johns, 129 Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7QG. Tel: 07910 629 864

Email: morrisjohns@yahoo.co.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Pakistani Minorities APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Pakistani Minorities APPG

Former APPG Officers
Steve Reed Portrait
Steve Reed
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Croydon North
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019