Pakistan: EP resolution in line with FIDH-HRCP demands.

17/04/2014
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On 17 April, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on recent cases of persecution in Pakistan, which seeks to raise the international community’s attention towards the "sharp increase in sectarian violence and religious intolerance towards minorities and attacks on places of worship". The resolution particularly highlights a number of worrying individual cases raised by FIDH.
FIDH’s mobilisation and its echoes in the EU institutions come in the context of a deepened reflection of the human rights movement on questions of freedom of religious and belief. Last January, FIDH and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), organised a two-day workshop in Karachi, which concluded with demands for urgent measures to end violence, discrimination and marginalisation faced by the citizens on account of their religious beliefs.

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