Farya Mubarik

US commission on International Religious Freedom calls out Pakistan’s treatment of minorities

According to US commission report on International Religious Freedom(USCIRF-2018), Pakistan has failed to protect its minorities. The US State Department named Pakistan as the first, and only, country on its “Special Watch List,” not only because of its hatred against religious minorities. But Pakistan is a country of particular concern, due to oppression against women, freedom of speech and controversial blasphemy laws. Increased involvement of religious extremist parties particularly Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) led by Khadim Hussain Rizvi, has …