ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that violent extremism poses a severe threat to human rights in the country, which needs to be tackled carefully. In his message on Human Rights Day, the PPP chairman expressed concern at what he called trampling of human rights during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government. “The PPP believes in full protection of human rights,” he said, adding that the PPP had passed several laws and established institutions to safeguard human rights of the people of Pakistan. He pledged that PPP won’t tolerate violation of human rights. He said that strong and democratic nations keep human rights as their highest priority. “We need more efforts to improve the situation.” He reiterated that PPP leadership and workers would continue their fight for protection of human rights in the country as well as in the world. Published in Daily Times, December 11th 2017.