GB CM announces first provincial HR Policy

Zubair Qureshi

The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) government aims to launch its first human rights policy in October 2021 to strengthen the protection and promotion of citizens’ rights in the region.

This was announced by Khalid Khurshid Khan, Chief Minister GB, after a meeting with Barrister Salman Afridi, Senior Policy Expert for the European Union funded ‘Huqooq-e-Pakistan’ (HeP) programme.

The HeP is a European Union (EU) funded programme with the objective of supporting the continued efforts of the government of Pakistan for the promotion of human rights.

The purpose of the programme is to strengthen the institutional and policy framework at the federal and the provincial level for the promotion and protection of human rights.

During the meeting, Afridi presented draft of the Gilgit-Baltistan Human Rights Policy which has been developed by the HeP project under the leadership of its Executive Director, Ali Dayan Hasan.

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