Pakistan committed to global HR conventions

PM Imran says country benefits from EU’s GSP-Plus agreement

APP May 13, 2020
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan’s trade and economy continued to benefit from European Union’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)-Plus agreement and expressed his resolve to furthering the government’s human rights commitments in line with the international conventions.

“We intend to continue working to fulfill our commitments under the 27 International Conventions we are party to, including six Human Rights Conventions, which are part of GSP Plus agreement,” he wrote on Twitter.



The prime minister said these commitments were beneficial for the country. He mentioned that Pakistan had enacted a law to ensure women’s right to inheritance and was committed to enforcing laws against child labour.



He said efforts were afoot to support transgenders and filling in legislative gaps, including those related to protection of journalists and media professionals. Imran said the initiatives such as ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ and ‘Human Rights National Action Plan’ had been appreciated by the European Union.

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