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We call for stronger terms for aid to Pakistan

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Opened on March 27, 2011
 

We the undersigned petitioners believe that any aid given by Britain to Pakistan should have appropriate accountability and trace-ability.  We urge the Government of the UK to ensure that a significant proportion of the £225m given in aid last year for improvements to the educational provision in Pakistan, is used to level the disparity of opportunity between minority faith groups and the Muslim majority.  We call for the dis-proportionality to be set as a priority target above overall holistic educational reform.  Only 7% of minority people in Pakistan attain an adequate level of literacy and 86%of minority people work as janitors, sewerage workers, domestic servants or are in bonded labour (modern day slavery).We also call for the UK to use their committed foreign aid budgets to challenge recipient governments to take tangible steps towards better human rights in their respective nations.  Christians and other minorities are subjected to violence, abuse and intolerance that has recently led to the death of the great humanitarian Shahbaz Bhatti a Federal minister dedicated to protecting the oppressed.We also call for an immediate cessation of aid should the Pakistan Government or other nations fail to adhere to such stipulations.

Pakistan current ranks sixth worst of all countries to live in on the Open Doors World Watch list, equal on points with Iraq. 15% of blasphemy allegations are laid against Christians who only make up 1.6% of the population, but have a clear pariah status.700 Christian girls are kidnapped, raped and forced into Islamic marriage every year.  3 bomb attacks targeting Christians in the last 4 years and a history of mob violence on Christian communities that inevitably lead to enclaves being razed to the ground are all indicative of a cultural genocide. This has to stop.Petition creator Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian AssociationIf you sign this petition you will receive electronic updates on the situation in Pakistan, unless you specifically ask not to receive emails.

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