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Freedom Of The Press In Pakistan

EDM number 1160 in 2006-07, proposed by Lynda Waltho on 19/03/2007.

That this House commends President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan for his efforts in restoring democratic norms, including freedom of the press; notes with sadness that over the past few days the press has come under attack in Pakistan; finds the raid on the Offices of GEO TV News in Islamabad, where staff were manhandled and equipment destroyed, both deeply regrettable and completely unacceptable; further notes the condemnation of this incident by President Musharraf and calls for those responsible to be swiftly brought to justice to restore confidence in the rule of law and freedom of the press; further notes that President Musharraf continues to make great strides in bringing forward the cause of democracy in Pakistan, and that there are more women in the Pakistani parliament than the UK Parliament; welcomes his longstanding pledge to hold free, open and fair elections in 2007; and urges him to continue along this path that is helping to build a bright future for the people of Pakistan under his leadership and to continue to ensure that the country benefits from a free and open press as one of the foundations of a modern democracy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs, 4 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Lynda Waltho19/03/2007StourbridgeLabourProposed
Ann Cryer19/03/2007KeighleyLabourSeconded
Madeleine Moon19/03/2007BridgendLabourSeconded
Andrew Miller19/03/2007Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSeconded
Keith Vaz19/03/2007Leicester EastLabourSigned
Sarah McCarthy-Fry19/03/2007Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Kerry McCarthy19/03/2007Bristol EastLabourSigned
Sharon Hodgson19/03/2007Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Roger Berry19/03/2007KingswoodLabourSigned
Mark Fisher19/03/2007Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Harry Cohen19/03/2007Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty19/03/2007Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Dai Havard19/03/2007Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Bob Spink19/03/2007Castle PointConservativeSigned
Paul Keetch20/03/2007HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt20/03/2007Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley20/03/2007Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock20/03/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew20/03/2007StroudLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore20/03/2007HendonLabourSigned
Derek Conway20/03/2007Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Martin Caton20/03/2007GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell20/03/2007East LondonderryDUPSigned
Chris Bryant20/03/2007RhonddaLabourSigned
Alan Meale20/03/2007MansfieldLabourSigned
Rudi Vis21/03/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Gary Streeter21/03/2007South West DevonConservativeSigned
Clive Efford21/03/2007ElthamLabourSigned
Colin Breed21/03/2007South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/03/2007Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Simpson21/03/2007Upper BannDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell21/03/2007Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Pugh22/03/2007SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean22/03/2007BurtonLabourSigned
Desmond Turner22/03/2007Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Eric Illsley23/03/2007Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington23/03/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jim McGovern23/03/2007Dundee WestLabourSigned
Frank Cook26/03/2007Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn26/03/2007Newport WestLabourSigned
Sammy Wilson26/03/2007East AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Devine26/03/2007LivingstonLabourSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/2007Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Andrew George27/03/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Evans27/03/2007Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Jim Dobbin27/03/2007Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
William McCrea27/03/2007South AntrimDUPSigned
Brian Jenkins27/03/2007TamworthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt27/03/2007CrawleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon28/03/2007North DownUUPSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/03/2007Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Austin Mitchell28/03/2007Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Betty Williams29/03/2007ConwyLabourSigned
Hywel Francis16/04/2007AberavonLabourSigned
Julie Morgan16/04/2007Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming19/04/2007Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell23/04/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Greg Pope24/04/2007HyndburnLabourSigned
Alan Simpson01/05/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kitty UssherUnknownWithdrawn
Siobhain McDonaghUnknownWithdrawn
Diana R JohnsonUnknownWithdrawn
Joan RuddockUnknownWithdrawn

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