USCIRF Commissioner Johnnie Moore said that in a recent address to the international community, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has noted that the governments in the developing world are facing the challenge of saving people from dying of hunger, while also trying to halt the spread of COVID-19.
“This is a monumental task laying before many countries. Prime Minister Khan”s government has the opportunity to lead the way, but they must not leave religious minorities behind. Otherwise, they may add on top of it all one more crisis, created by religious discrimination and inter-communal strife,” Moore said.
In its 2019 Annual Report, the USCIRF has noted that Hindus and Christians in Pakistan “face continued threats to their security and are subject to various forms of harassment and social exclusion”. PTI CPS SCY SCY