MoHR will utilize all its forums, resources to safeguard the rights of society

Federal Minister emphasized on creating and disseminating more stuff through all media platforms

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Islamabad (VOM): Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada chaired a high-level meeting at the Ministry of Human Rights to get a detailed briefing on the working of all wings and attached departments of the ministry.

While discussing the current situation of human rights in the country and the international significance of the subject, the minister issued various instructions to the heads of different projects to ensure the protection of rights of downtrodden and most disadvantaged segments of society such as minorities, transgender persons, minor children, women and persons with disabilities.

Minister particularly advised the officers concerned to get updated data from all federal ministries and departments on observing the 2% employment quota reserved for disabled persons. He said that ministry would take every necessary step to implement this quota and other regional quotas that are prescribed under rules so that all regions have their fair and equitable representation in government institutions.

On the discussion of the establishment of a commission under the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act, 2021, the minister desired to have an early interaction with journalists who contributed to the draft bill to know their feedback on current developments with respect to commission and other issues they are facing in the discharge of their professional duties.

Further, he enquired about the awareness campaigns that are run under the ministry. He emphasized creating and disseminating more stuff through all media platforms, particularly on inherence rights of women, rights of inmates, and jail reforms. He asked to conduct seminars and training sessions for different stakeholders especially for students in universities all over Pakistan to make them aware to raise voice against discrimination and violation of rights in society.

In addition to this, minister assigned the duty to the DG Child Protection Institute to collect relevant information and data on ongoing research on child pornography and submit her recommendations that how ministry can contribute to such kind of research to control this lethal menace.

In his concluding remarks, minster urged the officers to serve diligently for the cause of human rights to bring a positive social change from the platform of this ministry.

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