NA body for strict laws against trade of hu­man or­gans

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Na­tional As­sem­bly Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Hu­man Rights on Fri­day said that strict leg­is­la­tion should be in­tro­duced to con­trol the il­le­gal trade of hu­man or­gans. The meet­ing of the com­mit­tee was held here at Par­lia­ment House MNA Babar Nawaz Khan in the chair.

The com­mit­tee dis­cussed in de­tails the steps taken by Hu­man Or­gan Trans­plant Au­thor­ity (HOTA) to stop il­le­gal trade of hu­man or­gans. Mem­bers of the Com­mit­tee in­clud­ing Begum Tahira Bukhari, Ms Phyl­lis Azeem, Ms. Sur­riya As­ghar, Ms Asiya Naz Tanoli, Ms. Zahra Wadood Fatemi, Dr. Shazia So­bia, Ms. Aliya Kam­ran Mur­taza and Mrs. Naseema Hafeez Panezai also at­tended the meet­ing.

The com­mit­tee de­cided to fur­ther dis­cuss in de­tail the is­sues re­lated to HOTA in next meet­ing. The com­mit­tee said that strict laws should be in­tro­duced about the il­le­gal trade of hu­man or­gans. Chair­man of the Com­mit­tee said that leg­is­la­tion should be en­acted for en­sur­ing strict laws against the il­le­gal sale and pur­chase of hu­man or­gans.

The com­mit­tee said that pro­fes­sional beg­gary should be dis­cour­aged and chil­dren pro­tec­tion cen­ter should be es­tab­lished. An of­fi­cial of HOTA briefed the com­mit­tee, said that HOTA are com­mit­ted to bring to an end the gory trade and re­store the dig­nity of hu­man life.

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