Khutbah Hujjatul Wida'a locus of HR charter for humanity -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Khutbah Hujjatul Wida’a locus of HR charter for humanity

GUJRAT: Human Rights and Rights of minorities are tagged with the overall problems like lawlessness, bloodshed, violence, terrorism, sectarianism rampant in Pakistan today.

Missing persons in huge numbers affecting the lives of so many families are a glaring violation of human rights. It is not only our social mores, cultural paradigms and traditions which are an obstacle to human rights but the locus of these issues spring right from the constitution and the Law itself. The rulers claim to have reinstituted the 1973 constitution but the inclusive clauses of the 8th amendment have not only disorientated it but also compromised its validity.

Zia ul Haq’s nefarious undemocratic policies have left behind a legacy of disorientation in the body politic of Pakistan. The rulers in tandem with the parliament and supreme court ought to join hands to clear this rubbish from our socio-cultural cum legal domains. There is a need to restructure our systems to bring them in line with modern life.

University of Gujrat (UOG) has as usual taken a lead in focusing on the most significant issues affecting our socio-cultural and political life by organizing today’s national seminar on “Pakistan society, human rights and Minorities concerns”.

These views were expressed by Asma Jehangeer President Supreme Court Bar Association today. This seminar was organized by “Centre for History, International Relations and Political Science and Pak Studies (CHIPP). Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin Vice Chancellor of the UOG presided over the function. Asma Jehangeer was the Chief Guest and Mr. Qamar Zaman Qaira former federal minister was the Guest of Honor.

Qamar Zaman addressing the seminar said that the Government has with consensus reinstituted the 1973 constitution but still there are many loose ends which ought be rectified. He asserted that PPP was a liberal democratic party and was face to face with multifarious problems like load shedding which are the legacies of past dictatorial regimes. We are making our best possible efforts to overcome these problems affecting the people of Pakistan. PPP was pursuing a policy of compromise and trying to harness all national forces to join hands in the august cause of national cohesion, progress and development.
Source: The Nation
Date:8/13/2011