HRs body discusses Thar crisis, PIMS rape incident
ISLAMABAD– The third meeting of the Standing Committee on Human Rights held here on Monday with MNA Babar Nawaz Khan discussed the National Commission on the Status of Women ( Amendment) Bill, 2016, Amendment of section 16, Act VIII of 2012, moved by Ms Saman Sultana Jafri, MNA. The committee pended this bill on the request of Ministry of Human Rights.
The NA body also considered the ‘ humanitarian crises in Thar’. National Commission for Human Rights responded in this regard and briefed the Committee about their visit to Thar and submitted their recommendations/ proposals in this regard. The Committee decided to take up this issue in next upcoming meeting and would like to invite the con- cerned from Federal and Provincial Government of Sindh.
Thereafter, the Committee took up briefing on the incident of rape case with a 20- year old disabled woman in the ICU, PIMS Hospital, Islamabad. The PIMS representative briefed the committee about this case. The Committee shown its keen interest in this issue and asked many questions from the repre- sentative, how- ever, the representative told that the Medical Report of victim is under process and it will be finalized by next week.
Therefore, the Committee decided to pend this issue till the final- ization of Medical Report. The Committee also decided to take the issues of 31 causalities by poi- soned sweet in District Layyah, fifteen years old innocent girl rape and murder by fire burning in Abbotabad and the lady who was killed in the name of honour killing by her brother in Karachi in the next upcoming committee meeting.
The Members, MNAs Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub, Syed Essa Nori, Ms Surriya Asghar, Ms Kiran Imran Dar, Ms Asiya Naz Tanoli, Ms Zahra Wadood Fatemi, Ms Amra Khan, Dr. Shazia Sobia, Ms Musarat Rafique Mahesar, Rai Hasan Nawaz Khan, Ms Munaza Hassan, Mr. Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Ms Kishwer Zehra, Ms Aliya, Kamran Mur- taza, Mrs. Naseema Hafeez Panezai and Mover of the bill Ms Saman Sultana Jafri attended the meeting besides the Secretary Ministry of Human Rights Division and Secretary Ministry of CADD with their official staff, three members from National Commission for Human Rights ( NCHR).—
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