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USCIRF Press Conference Report Release: Pakistan's Educational System Fuels Religious Discrimination

WHO: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) – Leonard Leo, USCIRF Chair, Knox Thames, USCIRF Policy Director and Azhar Hussain, ICRD.

WHAT:The release of a first-of-its-kind study of public and private Pakistani school textbooks that reveals Pakistani children are being taught intolerance toward non-Muslim religious minorities. (Embargoed copies available to working media.)

WHEN: Wednesday November 9 at 9:30 am.

WHERE: 800 North Capitol Street NW Suite 790, Washington, D.C. 20002

R.S.V.P: Tom Carter, USCIRF Communications Director tcarter@uscirf.gov

Please allow 10-15 minutes extra time to go through security.

USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the leadership of both political parties in the Senate and the House of Representatives. USCIRF’s principal responsibilities are to review the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and to make policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and Congress.

To interview a USCIRF Commissioner, contact Tom Carter, Communications Director at tcarter@uscirf.gov , or (202) 523-3257.