MoHR Press Release 22-10-2018 Islamabad: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has taken action on the complaint about discrimination against a child filed by the parents of a student of class 4th Government Boys Primary School, Dhok Fateh, District Attock. After the visit of District Education Officer to concerned school in Attock and meetings with students and teachers, consequent on the probe report, teacher has been suspended today and departmental inquiry has set up before final action.
MoHR Press Release 22-10-2018 Islamabad: Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari on Monday has strongly condemned the brutal act of killings of innocent Kashmiris in District Kulgam of Indian occupied Kashmir by Indian security forces. She said Indian state continues its state terrorism against Kashmiris in IOK which is condemnable. “Pakistan must push for UN Human Rights Council instituting a commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in IOK”, she added
MoHR Press Release 22-10-2018 Islamabad: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari while turning down the rumours has emphatically stated that the government is committed to implement the multi billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. She was addressing a ceremony in connection with launching of a report on Role of Women in CPEC organized by Pak-China Institute in Islamabad today. The report highlights the opportunities that the CPEC offers to the women. The Human Rights Minister pointed out that it is a long term project having the resilience and flexibility to deal with the changing situation. Shireen Mazari stressed that involving neighbouring countries will add substance to the CPEC. She said such a course will not only make Pakistan and China regional hub of trade but also help promote indigenization. Shireen Mazari expressed the confidence that the CPEC will also envisage technical and vocational training programs for women so that they could also find job opportunities in various projects. She was confident that the establishment of the special economic zones under the CPEC will provide better working environment to our labour force including the women. She said that academic and research projects have also been added in CPEC, which are equally important as economic development. The Minister for Human Rights stated that the government is also framing a bill on the rights of domestic workers adding that we are also working on the different legislations to ensure the protection and provision of better working environment to the women. She pointed out that Pakistan is signatory to several ILO conventions but the previous governments did not bring legislation to ensure their implementation. She said the present government is determined to protect the rights of the labour force.
MoHR Press Release 22-10-2018 Islamabad: Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen M Mazari met with the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr Thomas Drew along with Mr Richard Yates, Second Secretary Political here in Islamabad on Monday. They discussed a number of issues of concern. During the meeting Dr Mazari expressed her regret at not having UK in the future as part of GSP Plus talks.
MoHR Press Release Islamabad October 20, 2018: While taking the serious notice of domestic violence on a young child, Kenza Bashir in Rawalpindi, Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari expressed her deep concern and said that we are investigating the whole issue on priority basis and FIR would be filed after the meticulous physical examination of the victim. “We are keeping a close eye to ensure justice for the little girl, since morning we are on it. We are also in process of drafting a comprehensive bill for protection of domestic workers including banning child workers”, she added. She said we will be following it to ensure FIR registration & further action. Dr. Shireen Mazari said that a police team has also been sent to Sumandri area to bring the child and her parents back and ASI has been suspended for wrong investigation. Father of this child has initially denied of any kind of violence on his daughter. Federal Minister said that we are investigation this issue on priority basis and soon the accused would be brought to the court of law.