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Govt should sign HR convention

LAHORE – Members of Parliament on June 10 urged the government to sign the UN convention against torture and human rights violations that Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal have already ratified.

PPP Senators Sajjad Bokhari, Latif Khosa, Punjab Minister for Special Education Ms Qudsia Lodhi, MPAs Rana Aftab Ahmed, Raja Shafqat Abbasi, Mareen Raja, Malik Nazar Farid Khokhar, Najaf Sial, Malik Ahmed, Brig (retd) Hasan, Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Makhdoom Mukhtar Hussain, Jehanzeb Imtiaz Gill, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor and Ms Zaib-un Nisa
Qureshi highlighted different aspects of human rights violations in the country.

Ms Qudsia Lodhi highlighted achievements of the government in curbing violations of human rights. She said the government was committed to change the ‘police culture’ while Senator Sajjad Bokhari stressed moral training of the law enforcement personel.

Raja Shafqat Abbasi MPA and Coordinator Parliamentary Forum on Human Rights, said he had moved a Bill in the Punjab Assembly for compensation of upto 3 lakhs for torture victims in police custody and asked the members to support the bill.
Source: The Nation
Date:6/4/2004