UK says it recognises the concerns of minority groups in Following reports that extremist ideology has been taught in schools in Pakistan, UK Ministers say “that the introduction of a single curriculum may be used to marginalise some communities” and that the new curriculum should promote diversity and inclusion

Pakistan's founder strongly believed in a diverse society where every citizen would be respected regardless of their religion or caste. Following reports that extremist ideology has been taught in schools in Pakistan, UK Ministers say "that the introduction of a...

A series of stories in national newspapers underline the importance of the Inquiry into Abduction, Forced Marriage, and Forced Conversion of Girls and Young Women in Pakistan. A Call Evidence has a deadline for submissions of February 15th. Details here:

https://www.davidalton.net/2021/01/21/all-party-parliamentary-group-inquiry-into-abduction-forced-marriage-and-forced-conversion-of-girls-and-young-women-in-pakistan-call-for-evidence-deadline-february-15th-2021/ All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into Abduction,...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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Forced conversion of minor girls in Pakistan: The Government of Pakistan should not look away from a cruel practice which destroys young lives and does huge damage to the reputation of a great country. The Government should implement the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Minority Rights, setting the minimum age for voluntary religious conversion at 18 years, in accordance with the international norms and standards. And they should do it as a matter of urgency.

Forced conversion of minor girls in Pakistan During a recent meeting of the Parliamentary Commission for the rights of minorities in the Pakistan Senate, the Minister for Religious Affairs, Noorul Haq Qadri, said he does not support a restriction on religious...

A Government Department which has bought more than 1 billion lateral flow tests and millions of face masks from Chinese companies says that finding out how much they, the Government, have spent, and who they have spent it with, can only be done “at disproportionate cost.” So much for transparency and accountability. Taxpayers have a right to know.

It has taken since May for the Government to provide a reply to a parliamentary question which tells me nothing.  Are they seriously saying they don’t know how much money they have spent or to whom it has been paid? From: Written Parliamentary Questions and Answers...