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.
We have enacted a law to ensure women's right to inheritance; are committed to enforcing laws against child labour & in support of transgenders; filling in legislative gaps including on torture, protection of journalists & media professionals & our other human rights commitments.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 13, 2020
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.
Already our Green initiatives incl our Billion Tree Tsunami & our Human Rights National Action Plan have been appreciated by the EU. As our trade & economy continue to benefit from GSP Plus we are committed to furthering our human rights commitments for the benefit of our ppl.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 13, 2020
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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