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Government committed to protect human rights: Fauzia

GENEVA: Pakistan on Thursday presented a comprehensive report to the United NationsÂ’ highest body on human rights, with Fauzia Wahab, MNA, outlining the democratic government’s vision on various vital issues, including the protection and promotion of human rights.

The 47-member Human Rights Council, members of the United Nations and representatives of civil society heard an hour-long presentation from Pakistan’s parliamentary delegation led by Fauzia Wahab, Member National Assembly. Two other parliamentarians Dr Mahreen Razzaque Bhutto and Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan also participated. Wahab, in her presentation, outlined the government’s vision to strengthen democracy, to ensure respect of law, to promote collective decision making and to protect and promote human rights in Pakistan.

She also elaborated the policy, achievements and challenges in the area of human rights, adding a separate Ministry of Human Rights monitors and addresses human rights violations and trends, with special reference to women, minorities and vulnerable segments of the society.

Wahab said the new democratic government was committed to political, social and economic development of Pakistan. She said that poverty reduction was an absolute priority for the government. Prudent policies would be formulated and sufficient resources allocated to uplift the poor and needy people.
Source: The News
Date:5/9/2008