A delegation of European Parliament led by Ms Jean Lambert called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here in the federal capital. They examined the variety of human rights associated issues including the rights of women, children and minorities.
On this occasion, Minister said Pakistan is dedicated to certify the basic rights of our citizens in pursuance to our Constitution and International commitments.
Dr Mazari said that the ministry is taking realistic steps to ensure the fortification and provision of human rights and appraised the delegation about the steps which have been taken.
“We are working on three new Bills on Anti Torture and Custodial Death, Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Prohibition of Corporal Punishment including the Christian Divorce Bill, these bills will be tabled in national assembly soon,” Mazari told the visiting delegation.
Furthermore, the minister added that the government is setting up a new legislation on domestic workers to prevent the violation of children’s rights and to guarantee their protection.
She repeated her certain obligation to take all feasible measures for the promotion and protection of human rights including the rights of women, children and minorities in Pakistan.
While talking to the delegation, Shireen Mazari also illustrated her concerns about the issues and problems which Muslim community and Pakistani Diaspora have been facing in a few states of Europe mainly in practicing their religion.
Expressing her grave concerns on human rights violation in Kashmir valley, Shireen Mazari said Pakistan will forcefully raise the Kashmir dispute and expose Indian atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir at every forum.
“International Community should come forward and raise voice against worst violations of basic rights in IOK. We have given blue print of conflict resolution model for the solution of this longstanding issue, innocent kashmiri suffered a lot for attainment plebiscite,” said Mazari
Delegation appreciated the efforts of government of Pakistan especially the Human Rights Ministry for protection of rights.