ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen M Mazari has said that all out efforts are being made to ensure the promotion and protection of Human Rights, particularly the rights of women and children.
In a meeting with a UNICEF delegation in Islamabad on Monday, Shireen Mazari showed her commitment for the effective implementation of the laws and United Nations Conventions in pursuance to the constitution of the Pakistan and International commitments.
The delegation was led by the UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Shahida Azfar who was accompanied by the UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Jean Gough. The Secretary Ministry of Human Rights Ms Rabiya Javery Agha and other officials of the Ministry also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, they discussed matters related to the human rights including the rights of children with the focus to enhance the cooperation between the Human Rights Ministry and UNICEF.
The delegation was briefed by the secretary human rights about the steps taken for the protection of rights of women and children particularly. The delegation was also told about prevailing Human Rights situation in the country including implementations of laws, policy and measures.
Shireen Mazari said that steps have been taken through comprehensive strategy to ensure the promotion and protection of Human Rights particularly the rights of women and children. She stated that the Constitution of Pakistan grantees the human rights protection and we at the Ministry of Human Rights ensures it implementations as it is our National obligation.
While addressing the meeting, Dr Mazari said that we are committed to implement the laws to protect the rights of women and children adding that we have enacted Juvenile Justice System Act 2018, ICT Child Protection Act 2018 and National Commission on the Rights of the Child, 2018.
The delegation appreciated the endeavors of incumbent government especially the Ministry of Human Rights for the Protection and promotion of Human Rights and assured his full support in this regard.