Govt to in­tro­duce HR sub­ject in cur­ricu­lum

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Min­is­ter for Hu­man Rights Kam­ran Michael on Thurs­day said that min­istry is co­or­di­nat­ing with the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments to in­tro­duce sub­ject of Hu­man Rights in their re­spec­tive cur­ric­ula to raise aware­ness on the fun­da­men­tal rights. The Min­istry will launch cam­paigns and form district level com­mit­tees across the coun­try to counter the is­sue of child mar­riages and other hu-man rights vi­o­la­tions.

Ad­dress­ing as chief guest at a work­shop on child mar­riages, he said the gov­ern­ment is fully cog­nizant of its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and un­der­tak­ing var­i­ous leg­isla­tive and ad­min­is­tra­tive mea­sures ac­cord­ingly to curb this men­ace from the so­ci­ety. The work­shop was or­ga­nized by Min­istry of Hu­man Rights in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Par­lia­men­tar­ian Com­mis­sion for Hu­man Rights to high­light achieve­ments of the gov­ern­ment on the sub­ject so far to rec­om­mend a way for­ward for its strict im-ple­men­ta­tion. The min­is­ter as­sured that the gov­ern­ment will con­tinue to re­view Child Mar­riage Res­traint Act, 1929, for more ef­fec­tive­ness and also in­tro­duce new ad­min­is­tra­tive and pol­icy mea­sures to counter the in­ci­dents of child mar­riages. He added that col­lab­o­rated ef­forts from all the stake­hold­ers are needed to curb this men­ace from the so­ci­ety and to se­cure fu­ture of our younger gen­er­a­tion.

He stressed the need to cre­ate aware­ness among masses on the phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal haz­ards of mar­riages con­tracted among mi­nors. The work­shop was at­tended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of rel­e­vant Fed­eral Min­istries, Pro­vin­cial De­part­ments, So­cial Wel­fare and Hu­man Rights or­ga­ni­za­tions and me­dia per­sons.—APP

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