Pakistan urged to respect human rights -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan urged to respect human rights

The AI senior official met Aziz in Davos, Switzerland, where the prime minister is attending the World Economic Forum. “Pakistan must take steps to investigate allegations of ‘disappearances’ of terror suspects and take necessary measures to prevent future recurrences. The government should also investigate killings by soldiers during military operations in the tribal areas,” said Khan.

Referring to Pakistan’s role in the UN Human Rights Council, Khan hoped that Pakistan would play a constructive role in building consensus for strong and effective UN human rights machinery. She welcomed the implementation of the Women’s Protection Act in Pakistan and hoped the legislation would improve the possibility for prosecution of rape and sexual violence.

Source: Daily Times

Date:1/27/2007