Govt Committed To Ensure Human Rights Of Citizens: Michael

Govt committed to ensure human rights of citizens: Michael

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th August, 2016) : Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael said Thursday the government was committed to ensure human rights of its citizens as envisaged under the Constitution as well as international commitments.

Speaking during question-hour, the minister said all possible measures were being adopted to ensure protection and promotion of such rights including rights of women, children, persons with disabilities and minorities, etc.

He said the review and revision of the existing law on honour killing was the priority of the government, adding the ministry regularly takes up all human rights violation cases with the concerned authorities for their redressal. He said the recent cases of violence against women including burning of Maria Sadaqat in Murree, Ambreen at Abbottabad and Nazia Waheed at Kasur had also been taken up with the quarters concerned for immediate necessary action as per law.