Guidance

Pakistan: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

Documents

Country policy and information note: political parties and affiliation, Pakistan, December 2020

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Country policy and information note: medical and healthcare provisions, Pakistan, September 2020

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Country policy and information note: Pakistan background information, including internal relocation, June 2020

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Country policy and information note: Pakistan actors of protection, June 2020

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Country and policy information note: documentation, Pakistan, March 2020

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Country policy and information note: Hazaras, Pakistan, November 2019

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Country policy and information note: prison conditions, Pakistan, November 2019

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Country policy and information note: sexual orientation and gender identity, Pakistan, July 2019

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Country policy and information note: Ahmadis, Pakistan, March 2019

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Country policy and information note: security and humanitarian situation, including fear of militant groups, Pakistan, January 2019

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Country information and guidance: Christians and Christian converts, Pakistan, September 2018

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Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

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Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 7 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added country policy and information note: political parties and affiliation, Pakistan, December 2020.

  2. Updated the information on medical and healthcare provisions.

  3. Added Country policy and information note: Pakistan: actors of protection and Country policy and information note: Pakistan background information, including internal relocation documents.

  4. Updated 'Documentation' country policy and information note for Pakistan.

  5. Added the Country policy and information note: Women fearing gender-based violence, Pakistan, February 2020.

  6. Attached 'Country and policy note: documentation, Pakistan, January 2020'.

  7. Updated Hazaras guidance document

  8. Country policy and information note on prison conditions added.

  9. Removed out of date country information and guidance: prison conditions, Pakistan, June 2016 and added updated CPIN: sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, Pakistan, July 2019.

  10. Updated information on Ahmadis published.

  11. Added a new document: Pakistan Shia Muslims, Jan 2019

  12. Updated country policy and information note: Security and humanitarian situation, including fear of militant groups, January 2019. Removed country information and guidance report: fear of the Taliban and other militant groups, Pakistan, May 2014.

  13. Updated country information and guidance for Christians and Christian converts.

  14. Uploaded country policy and information note: medical and healthcare issues, August 2018.

  15. Updated information on Ahmadis published.

  16. New guidance on background information, including actors of protection, and internal relocation.

  17. Updated guidance on land disputes.

  18. First published.