QUETTA: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Balochistan Chapter has underlined the need for legislation to ensure rights to minorities in the country.
It came during a consultative meeting held in Quetta, presided by Advocate Tahir Hussain, Chairman HRCP Balochistan Chapter. Minority members in the Balochistan Assembly, including William Barkat and Anita Irfan, also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, various issues pertaining to the rights of minorities were discussed. The participants of the meeting expressed concern over delay in legislation in the context.
The meeting was informed that the Balochistan Assembly had made efforts in the past to introduce such legislation and further steps aimed at protecting the rights of minorities in the province were under way.
The meeting was also informed that soon a bill would be introduced in Balochistan against child marriages.
The participants of the meeting called for introducing amendments to the existing laws to protect the rights of minorities.
“Demands from minorities can only be met through amendments to the laws pertaining to the rights of minorities,” Advocate Tahir Hussain said.
Other issues related to human rights were also discussed during the meeting.