Hu­man rights pro­tec­tion

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - STAFF RE­PORTER

PE­SHAWAR— Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, civil so­ci­ety, in­clud­ing lawyers, trade unions, and busi­ness com­mu­nity whilst voic­ing their rec­om­men­da­tions ex­pressed con­cern for the pro­tec­tion of Hu­man Rights de­fend­ers and em­pha­sised the volatile se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion as an im­ped­i­ment in their work to­wards pro­mo­tion of hu­man rights in gen­eral. They were speak­ing at fo­rum or­ga­nized by Democ­racy Re­port­ing In­ter­na­tional (DRI) at Pe­shawar in con­tin­u­a­tion of ef­forts to con­sol­i­date stake­holder opin­ion and rec­om­men­da­tions re­gard­ing hu­man rights com­pli­ance with Pak­istan’s in­ter­na­tional com­mit­ments. She said that a lot of ef­forts are re­quired to in­crease hu­man and labour rights pro­tec­tion. She urged civil so­ci­ety to make use of the Right to In­for­ma­tion and Right to Ser­vices Act and make the gov­ern­ment more ac­count­able and trans­par­ent.

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