A former member of the European Parliament and founder of South Asia Democratic Forum Paulo Casaca, raised questions over the ignorance of European Union (EU) towards human rights violation, minority rights and terror funding activities in Pakistan. "There are laws that should be followed. The European Union is now giving to Pakistan the very rare distinction of being considered to be one utmost follower of international laws and namely of human rights conventions and also of conventions against terrorism. And, it cannot ignore what is going on. I think that the European Union with this attitude actually gives a lot of incentive for the Pakistani authorities to ignore human rights. The European Union has a lot of responsibility of what is going on in Pakistan," said Casaca.