HRs body dis­cusses Thar cri­sis, PIMS rape in­ci­dent

Pakistan Observer - - NA­TIONAL -

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).—

GILGIT: CM GB Hafeez- ur- Rehman, North­ern Ar­eas Com­man­der Maj- Gen Ikram- ulHaq and oth­ers are of­fer­ing Fateha for the de­parted soul of Haji Wa­keel.

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