Pakistan on special watch list for religious freedom violations

  • As per the reports, the US has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for severe violations of religious freedom. The Department of State announced that the secretary of State has re-designated certain countries including Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan etc. as countries of particular concern. Now, Pakistan is also included in the list. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has considered Pakistan as a country of concern since 2002.