Viewpoint: Call for UK to cut aid to Pakistan


Lord Alton of Liverpool writes: Pakistan receives an average of £383,000 in British taxpayers' money each and every single day - £2.8 billion over 20 years. Yet, as Asia Bibi's case demonstrates, they trample on the rights of minorities; trample on the ideals on which the State was founded; and trample on the rule of law. The UK needs to consider sending its daily subvention of £383,000 to a more worthy recipient.

Last week, Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death - and who has been incarcerated in a jail for 9 years - was acquitted by the Supreme Court.

Immediately, a frenzy of hate was whipped up with demands made for her execution and calls were made for the death of the courageous judges.

To read on see: https://davidalton.net/2018/11/05/pakistan-receives-an-average-of-383000-in-british-taxpayers-money-each-and-every-single-day-2-8-billion-over-20-years-yet-as-asia-bibis-case-demonstrates-they-trample-on-the-rights-of/



Tags: Asia Bibi, Pakistan, Blasphemy, David Alton

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