HC Deb 03 December 1984 vol 69 cc25-6W
Mr. Straw

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan concerning the detention of Dr. Hassan Zafir Arif, a former President of the Pakistan University Teachers Association.

Mr. Renton

None. We have no consular standing to intervene on behalf of Dr. Arif, who is a Pakistani national. However, we have recently taken steps to make known to the Pakistani authorities the concern felt in this country about certain aspects of the application of martial law in Pakistan.

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