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( – With a deadline approaching for the administration to notify Congress which countries will be blacklisted for religious freedom violations, a small bipartisan group of senators is urging it to break a 15-year-old pattern and designate Pakistan.

The second most-populous Muslim-majority country enforces arguably the world’s most controversial blasphemy laws. But Pakistan is also professedly a U.S. counter-terrorism ally, and both the Bush and Obama administrations repeatedly overruled recommendations to name it as a religious freedom “country of particular concern” (CPC) under U.S. law.


CNS News - Senators Urge Trump to Blacklist Pakistan For Religious Freedom Abuses