National Commission for Human Rights
The Federal Government has established the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) under the National Commission for Human Rights Act, 2012 (Act No.XVI of 2012). The Commission is mandated to work for promotion and protection of human rights with the powers to take suo- moto action on cases of human rights violation.
The Commission consists of nine Members including the chairman. Its composition is as under:
Mr. Justice (Retd) Ali Nawaz Chowhan, Chairman
Ms. Kishwar Shaheen Awan, Member, Punjab
Ms. Anis Haroon, Member, Sindh
Dr. Yahya Ahmed, Member, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Ms. Fazila Aliani, Member, Balochistan
Ch. Muhammad Shafique, Member, ICT
Dr. Begum Jan, Member, FATA
Mr. Ishaq Masih Naz, Member, Minority
Chairperson, NCSW, Ex-officio Member
National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has been established with a broad mandate and powers to take suo-moto actions on Human Rights violation cases. The Ministry of Human Rights has also notified the NCHR Complaint Rules, 2015 which comprehensively elaborate the procedure regarding evaluating and disposing of complaints of Human Rights Violations.