US urges Pakistan to repeal blasphemy laws

US urges Pakistan to repeal blasphemy laws

Srinagar: The United States has asked Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws, Dawn reported on Tuesday.
At the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held in Geneva on Monday and proceedings of which, US representative Jesse Bernstein stressed that an anti-trafficking law that prohibits and penalises all forms of human trafficking must be enacted and implemented as soon as possible. It recommended that Pakistan must “undertake, track and report” investigation and prosecution of security forces who commit human rights violations and abuses.
As per the report Jesse Bernstein said: “We are also concerned about the International NGOs policy restricting operations of non-violent organisations.”
Pak Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif was heading the Pakistani delegation.

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