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Two of our main ways of raising issues for Pakistani Minorities in Parliament are Early Day Motions and Parliamentary Questions. 

Early Day Motions

Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages of Minority Girls and Women Kidnapping of girls and young women in Pakistan  ​Forced conversions, and forced marriages of minor Christian and Hindu girls in Pakistan  Kidnapping and forced conversions in Pakistan ​Thirteen year old Christian girl abducted, converted and married to a 43 year old man  Maira Shahbaz and child abduction, forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan  ​​Blasphemy Laws Death of Priyantha Diyawadanage  ​Blasphemy laws in Pakistan  Blasphemy Charges against Christian nurses Mariyam Lal and Mehwish Arooj  Death sentence for Junaid Hafeez in Pakistan  Unconditional asylum for Asia Bibi  Mrs Shagufta Kausar and Mr Shafqat Emmanuel  Threats to Asia Bibi and the Supreme Court Justices  ​Education Issues Single National Curriculum in Pakistan  ​Edwardes College, Peshawar  Edwardes College, Peshawar  Terrorist attack on a church in Quetta, Pakistan (23/4/18) ​Attacks on Minorities’ Properties  Attack on Christians in the Methodist Church in Pakistan  Attack on Joseph Colony, Lahore, Pakistan  ​​Civil Society Civil Society in Pakistan  ​Legal Framework Pakistan Protection of Religious Minorities Bill  National Commission for Minority Rights   

Parliamentary Questions

Freedom of Religion or Belief ​UK Trade Deals  Importance of FoRB during any trade deal with Pakistan  ​​Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages​Forced conversions and forced marriages of minority girls in Pakistan  Independent, impartial and prompt investigation of allegations of (1) forced conversion, and (2) forced marriage, of girls belonging to minority communities  Funding, and other support, given to protect girls from minority communities in Pakistan from the practice of forced conversion and forced marriage  Maira Shahbaz ​​Blasphemy Laws ​​Education Issues Use of UK Aid to help train teachers to respect for the minorities  Non-Muslim pupils required to receive Islamic religious education  ​Single National Curriculum and promoting inclusivity and non-discrimination in its education system Single National Curriculum and discrimination against individuals on the grounds of their religion or belief  Single National Curriculum and the impact on the education of religious minorities in Pakistan Refusal of the Water and Sanitation Agency in Pakistan to close a sewage plant next to the New Covenant School System in the Punjab Return of nationalized minority colleges and schools  Return of Edwardes College 

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