Islamabad—A seminar titled ‘Human Rights Scenario of Pakistan: Challenges, Prospects and their Social Implications’ was organized by National Council of Social Welfare, here Wednesday.
Dr Abdul Basit, Chancellor, Preston University, Islamabad, was the chief guest. Dr. Nadeem Shafiq Malik, Chairman, National Council of Social Welfare chaired the seminar.
Representatives of the Civil Society, NGOs, students, journalists, intellectuals and prominent human rights activists attended the Seminar.
In his address Dr. Nadeem Shafiq Malik, said that Constitution of Pakistan guarantees fundamental rights to every citizens. The State institutions have always upheld the rights of people enshrined in the Constitution.
‘We as a nation are committed to protecting human rights and implementing all the provisions associated with the Constitution of Pakistan.
The government is aware of the need for protection of vulnerable and marginalized segments of society.
Despite the challenges faced by the State, we have the commitment to adopt all legal, economic and social frameworks to realize the human rights’.
The representatives of public and private sectors by prominent intellectuals gave presentations. The participants were briefed about the recently approved National Plan of Action on Human Rights, designed on the directions of the prime minister.
Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor, Preston University in his address hoped that the daylong deliberations of the seminar would be instrumental for formulation of recommendation to protect human rights of vulnerable segments of the society in true spirit of the Constitution.