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Civil Society In Pakistan

EDM number 347 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Shannon on 09/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Human rights, International development and International politics and government.

That this House notes that the Government of Pakistan has implemented policies severely restricting the operating space for local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs); further notes that this action will undermine Pakistan's ability to reach its development goals; urges the Government to recognise the essential role NGOs play in countering violent extremism and promoting development and human rights; highlights that both the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the European Council have urged a transparent and streamlined system for registration of NGOs in Pakistan; and further urges the Government of Pakistan to ease the negative effects of the over-regulation of NGOs, including the policy of regulation of international NGOs and the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jim Shannon09/10/2017StrangfordDUPProposed
Gavin Robinson09/10/2017Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Emma Little Pengelly09/10/2017Belfast SouthDUPSeconded
Nigel Dodds09/10/2017Belfast NorthDUPSeconded
David Simpson10/10/2017Upper BannDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham10/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Fiona Bruce16/10/2017CongletonConservativeSigned
Hugh Gaffney16/10/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd16/10/2017EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
George Howarth19/10/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned

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