Govt assures EU of rights protection

'Steps have been taken through comprehensive strategy to ensure the promotion and protection of Human Rights'


APP June 18, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Senator Kamran Michael assured that all out efforts would be made to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights (HR) including the rights of women, children and minorities.

He expressed his commitment for the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention in pursuance of the constitution of Pakistan and International commitments.

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He held this assurance while talking to the European Union Delegation in a meeting, said a news release.

The delegation was led by Jean Francois Cautain, Ambassador of EU delegation to Pakistan accompanied by Yann Cres and Inge Zorn.    Director General Human Rights briefed the delegation regarding the GSP plus status and implementation of human rights conventions.

The delegation was also informed about prevailing Human Rights situation in the country including implementations of laws, policy and measures.

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The Minister said steps have been taken through comprehensive strategy to ensure the promotion and protection of Human Rights particularly the rights of women, children and minorities.

He informed that GSP plus status has not only increased trade relations activities but also it is a tool for supporting positive change in Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2017.

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