HC Deb 27 February 2001 vol 363 cc588-9W
36. Mr. Andy King

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Pakistani Government concerning the arrest, detention and beating of two Christian young men for distributing the video film "Jesus" in Jacobabad. [149739]

Mr. Wilson

We are aware that Khalid and Nasir Masih were arrested on 11 January for distributing videos and literature to the Christian community in Jacobabad. Our High Commission in Islamabad continues to raise our concerns over the position of religious minorities with the Pakistani authorities and maintains regular dialogue with Christian and human rights groups.