Top priority to ensuring human rights: Governor

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Staff Reporter

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has said that the federal government was attaching top priority for ensuring human rights to every citizen under United Nation Conventions. This, he said, while taking to the United Nations Human Rights delegation led by Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, on Tuesday at Governor House. MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh, Advisor to Governor Sindh Umeed Ali Junejo, Ms. Sandra Peterson, Mr.Scott Mclisky Sandvik, Karamat Ali, Naz Rehman, Zulfiqar Shah, Ali Palh were also present on the occasion. The governor said that legislation has been carried out to stop incidents of child abuse under which those who are involved in child abuse would get death penalty. The assembly has approved the same and it would be enforced soon, he added. Imran Ismail said that government was also taking steps to improve the condition of prisons all over Pakistan. Prisons are being converted into learning centers for inmates, he added. Citing example of Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore, the governor said that it is being converted into model jail with the cooperation of MPA Aleem Khan. He said that those prisoners, who are imprisoned due to non-payment of fines, are being identified and their fines are arranged so they could be released, without any delay.