Prime Minister briefed on status of human rights in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Dr Nafeesa Shah, Chairperson National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, and Advisor to Prime Minister on Human Rights and Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Special Assistant to Prime Minister called on Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf at PM’s House on Tuesday and briefed him on the status of Human Rights in Pakistan.
Chairperson NCHD said that the commission had been striving to achieve the literacy ratio target set by the UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to 86pc from the current literacy rate of 75pc.
Dr Nafeesa stated that for this purpose, 6,200 literacy centers had been established where 141,460 students from all over Pakistan had been enrolled, and they would get the basic literacy lessons. Of these 6,200 literacy centers, 50 were launched in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with 1,005 freshly enrolled students.
The prime minister said that government had taken positive steps for the empowerment of women to let them play their due role in National Development. They also briefed prime minister about their meetings with International Organizations related to Human Rights.
Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, MNA, and Jahanara Manzoor Wattoo, Ambassador for Orphan Children and SAIEVAC Advisor to Saarc, also called on Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf at PM’s House and briefed him about polio eradication campaign and various other programmes run under the umbrella of Expanded Programmes of Immunization (EPI).The prime minister directed Dr Azra to use all available resources to administer polio drops to all children.