Hu­man rights sub­ject to be made part of cur­ricu­lum in Pak­istan: Mazari

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Hu­man Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Fri­day said the en­vi­ron­men­tal sciences and hu­man rights sub­ject would be made a part of the na­tional cur­ricu­lum to sen­si­tize the stu­dents to cope with the up­com­ing chal­lenges.

She was talk­ing to a del­e­ga­tion of "Child Rights Move­ment" who called on her at her of­fice.

The min­is­ter warmly wel­comed the guests and said that the present govern­ment was com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing hu­man rights sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try.

Be­sides ini­ti­at­ing legislation in dif­fer­ent ar­eas, the Min­istry is also fo­cus­ing on mak­ing amech­a­nism for the swift im­ple­men­ta­tion of the ex­ist­ing laws.

To im­prove hu­man rights sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try, par­tic­u­larly for child pro­tec­tion, the min­is­ter un­der­scored the need for ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple and of chang­ing their mind­set.

“The real is­sue is to change the mind­set of peo­ple. It is an up­hill task”, she said. The del­e­gates were in­formed that the min­istry was also launch­ing dif­fer­ent cam­paigns to pro­mote aware­ness among the gen­eral pub­lic about the laws.

“A lot of is­sues are be­ing faced with the provinces due to the de­vo­lu­tion and fed­eral govern­ment can­not di­rectly be in­volved in those, but can only fo­cus on Is­lam­abad”, Dr Mazari said.

The del­e­gates gave dif­fer­ent sug­ges­tions to strengthen co­op­er­a­tion among the dif­fer­ent fo­rums work­ing for child rights aware­ness and pro­tec­tion.

It was agreed to uti­lize the ex­ist­ing net­works to boost the ini­tia­tives taken up by the Min­istry of Hu­man Rights.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Amna Jan­jua, Chair­per­son of de­fense of Hu­man Rights Group calls on Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Hu­man Rights Dr Shireen Mazari.

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