Youth should be sensitized about upcoming challenges to HRs

Seminar on Human Rights, Education & Sensitization

Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi—Department of Public Administration of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with Ministry of Human Rights on Thursday organized a seminar on Human Rights, Education and Sensitization. Director General (HR) Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) Muhammad Arshad was Chief Guest while other guest speakers of the seminar were Director (HR) MoHR, Zulfiqar, Director (Helpline) MoHR, Kashif Kamal, Assistant Director (HR) MoHR, Ms. Rukhsana Omer, Dean Faculty of Law, Commerce, Management and Administrative Sciences Prof. Dr. Azhra and Chairperson Department of Public Administration Prof. Dr. Najib Ullah.
Addressing the students and Faculty members Zufiqar highlighted the objectives of the seminar and said that, this seminar is an effort to develop understanding and identify the critical factors influencing human rights.
He further said this will provide the platform to students, faculty members, researchers and practitioners to address the key issues of human rights.
He further elaborated that “we have to sensitize our youth about Human Rights as well as about the upcoming challenges of Human Rights specific to our country and region.”
Muhammad Arshad in his address said that Human Rights is a collective responsibility and hence may not be seen in isolation.
He said Constitution and relevant laws as well as various conventions of human rights of which Pakistan is signatory have a variety of provisions but the only need is to sensitize and train masses specifically the youth. Muhammad Arshad also introduced the Internship programme of MoHR and urged the students of FJWU to join it so that they can equip themselves with the market experience.
Prof. Dr. Azhra said FJWU is playing important role to sensitize and train young women of Pakistan as the university have students from every corner of the country.
She further said that FJWU have introduced relevant subjects at both bachelor and master level to acquaint the students on Human and various other rights. She thanked the MoHR on its initiative to conduct such seminar at FJWU and encouraged the faculty members and students to step forward and play their roles to exclude any Human Right violation form the society.

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