KP govt announces Human Rights Policy by taking all on board, says minister

KP govt announces Human Rights Policy by taking all on board, says minister

PESHAWAR: In the face of increasing human rights violation at the province the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Government drawing a plan to create a human rights policy by involving all concern stakeholders from every walk of life.

This was stated by Provincial Minister for Law Advocate Imtiaz Shahid Qureshi during the first task force for human rights meeting here on Friday, On the occasion human rights representatives, federal Director General for human rights Muhammad Arshad, Secretary Law and human rights Muhammad Arifeen, secretary interior and others were present.

KP Government formally established a force under the name of Force of Human Rights to ensure human rights in the province. The provincial government wants to establish force to cater the issues pertaining to human rights in the province and on the way to establish a compact policy with all members of the society who has experience of human rights law.

He said that government has allocated fund for the purpose and if need the chief minister will provide more funds for the aim, adding that province has the resources for the aim will take serious and pragmatic step to curb the elements violating human rights in the province.

Speaking with the participants of the meeting director general for human rights said that prime minister of Pakistan has for the first time approved action plan for human rights in the country which will be implemented in the country. He said that after consultation with provinces the human rights plan would be extended to all district and tehsil level of the country.

The aim to establish Force of Human Rights in KP, a pioneer force in the country to provide security and safeguard the rights of the most fragile section of the society including transgender, women, children prisoners and minority.