Haroon surprised why Sindh Human Rights Act 2011 not enforced
KARACHI: Minister Human Rights and Women Development Anis Haroon ordered the Director Human Rights Department to provide immediate financial aid to 500 registered and verified cases in the department. This she ordered while holding a meeting to review the progress of the projects running under the department said a statement issued here on Sunday.
The department had received about 2,000 applications for financial help, out of which 500 have been verified from Zakat Council and Social Welfare Officers of their respective districts. The remaining appeals are currently in the process of verification. Haroon was apprised that a panel of advocates was established at the department, to provide free legal aid to those who are unable to pay. Minister Human Rights and Women Development said that caretaker government had taken initiatives to enforce and establish Provincial Human Rights Commission as per Sindh Human Rights Act 2011, which was passed by Sindh Assembly. She was surprised to know that no one had taken any imitative to enforce the Act, and said she will take up the matter with Sindh Chief Minister. She also directed the officers concerned to organise a provincial conference in Hyderabad next week for creating awareness among the masses about Sindh Human Rights Act 2011.
Source: Daily Times