Minister vows to protect human rights

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Staff Reporter

The Provincial Human Rights Department organized the session with the collaboration of an NGO DPI at a local hotel on Saturday. The session was held with specific reference to the District Human Rights Committee’s role in institutionalization of human rights. Secretary HR&MA Tariq Mahmood delivered welcome note and presented a briefing wherein, he described implementation of action plan through district committees.
He said that the HR&MA Department was the principal department for the implementation of the action plan at provincial level. Punjab Government had already approved the constitution of District Committees on Human Rights in all districts of Punjab under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioners. The provincial minister Ijaz Alam Augustine said in his address that the district committees are responsible for the prompt implementation of the action plan in their respective districts and committees shall serve as a unitary force of Provincial Task Force on Human Rights.
He said that in order to monitor overall human rights situation in the province, TORs are much cleared to monitor and implement action plan on human rights in Punjab. He further stated that the human rights policy having a comprehensive action plan including the roles and responsibilities of concerned Provincial Departments.