Pakistan committed to promote human rights at United Nations

Published: November 14, 2017


Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday has reassured Pakistan’s commitment to promote human rights in the spirit of constructive dialogue, engagement and cooperation.

Presenting Pakistan’s national report on the Universal Periodic Review before the Human Rights Council in Geneva, he outlined the wide range of legislative, institutional, administrative and policy measures to advance and safeguard human rights in Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

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This was the third report by Pakistan since the inception of UPR process in 2006, the first two being in 2008 and 2012.

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