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Independence Day exploit: Federal Minister for Human Rights divvy’s up relief cheques among the destitute


Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael doles out relief funds among several destitute citizens on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan. On August 14, Sunday the federal minister incited various indigent families at his residence where relief cheques were forked out to them.

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Beneficiaries included Christians and Muslims as well. While further explaining his endeavors in a video message, federal minister said that last month he had visited a victim of sexual assault. 16-year-old, victim hails from a Christian family and is resident of Fraooqabad, in Sheikhupura District.

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He further stated that he had pledged legal assistance to the victim and her family. “Today I have handed them a cheque of one lac rupees,” he stated. He said that he had previously provided financial assistance as well but fulfilled his pledge on the occasion of the Independence Day.

I am resolutely determined to reach out to the underprivileged citizens of the country and succor them, he said. Ministry for Human Rights will provide legal and financial assistance to all those who are victimized of human rights abuse and cannot afford to hire lawyers to pursue legal course.

He further stated that his ministry had also been successful in recovering another girl who labored at a brick-kiln. She was rescued from the custody of the abductors through court. “When we received the complaint we initiated a legal procedure for her release initially, following a legal action against the culprits. We have handed another a cheque of one lac rupees to her family as well,” he said.

He detailed another case when a man namely Shaukat who was kept in forced custody by the employers of his son. His son had taken advance salary from his employers and ran, who after wards detained Shaukat demanding the money. With the assistance of Human Rights Ministry and another NGO, Shaukat’s debt was paid to the brick kiln owners.

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