Pakistan, Iran to enhance bilateral cooperation in field of human rights

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Iranian ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini called on Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Thursday.

Secretary Human Rights Afzal Latif and other senior officers of the ministry were also present in the meeting. Both sides reiterated resolve to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of human rights.

Pirzada underscored cordial brethren relations of more than seven decades between the two countries based on cultural, religious and historical commonalities.

The Iranian ambassador extended felicitations to the minister on assuming the charge and congratulated him on successful accomplishment of his various political assignments. He said that Iran was willing to enhance mutual cooperation in the field of Human Rights and particularly the judicial cooperation.

Ambassador said that the special focus of Iranian government was on women rights and their empowerment. He stressed to have strong economic and business ties and the maximum cooperation in the exchange of prisoners.

He further invited the minister on an official visit to Iran to attend a ceremony in August where sideline meeting would also be arranged to enhance bilateral cooperation in human rights.

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