Government is dedicated to provide basic human rights to minorities: Federal Minister for Human Rights

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Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael, has reiterated that the Federal Government is committed to “provide and protect,” the basic human rights of religious minorities and other susceptible fragments of the society. He said that women, children, poor and religious minorities are being prioritized in this regard.

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Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael was addressing a workshop on the proposed Criminal Bill 2016, in Karachi. This workshop was organized by the Ministry of Human Rights, while the workshop was attended by a large number of participants.

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During his address, Kamran Michael said that that government is keenly bent on ensuring safeguarding of human rights of the citizens. An official statement reveals, that the Federal Minister termed the government’s determination as “its avowed intent.”

Furthermore, he laid great emphasis on the fact that Child Protection mechanism must be strengthened, and further efforts are being made to enhance the mechanism and curb the human rights abuses. Having the experience of serving the office of provincial minister for human rights, he has taken up various projects in order to improve the human rights endowment.

He said that the provinces have been endowed with the respective powers under the 18th amendment. The provinces exercise all the powers in this regard, and can take all the indispensable steps including provincial legislation – in order to curb the serious menace of human rights violation.

He laid great importance on the furtherance of the Child Protection Bureau, and similar organizations that would guarantee improvement in the human rights record in the future which has been on the lower side in various aspects. The Sindh Minister for Human Rights and various NGOs’ representatives were present at this occasion.

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