US adds Pakistan to its blacklist of countries violating religious freedom

US adds Pakistan to its blacklist of countries violating religious freedom
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*WASHINGTON - *The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report, a year after the State Department put Pakistan on a watchlist without legal consequences. - APP / AFP

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