Provincial, District Level Task Force Approved

Provincial, district level task force approved

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said the Punjab chief minister has approved the establishment of provincial and district level task force under Human Rights and Minority Affairs Department.

Addressing a press conference in the committee room of Human Rights Department here Wednesday, he said that with the establishment of such task force at provincial level there will be a decline in violation of human rights incidents.

The minister said special steps would be taken in this regard by providing training to provincial and district officers. He said the task force would take an overview regarding the human right laws in the province and could recommend amendments in prevailing laws.

It will help to reduce incidents of forced labour, acid throwing, domestic violence, women harassment, honor killing etc. Khalil Tahir Sandhu said that before this step there was no such mechanism available for human rights department in all districts.

He said that fourteen provincial secretaries including, Home Department, Law, education, Special Education, Information and Culture along with Member Provincial Assembly Ramesh Singh Arora and Merry Gill are the members of the task force.

The minsiter said the Chief Minister had constituted a nine-member committee under the chairmanship of Law Minister Rana Sanaullah to establish offices of Human Rights Department in all districts.