ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP):Ambassador of Romania Nicolae Goia Wednesday lauded the role and sincere efforts of the government in promoting and protecting human rights across the country.He said this during his meeting with the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen M Mazari here.
During the meeting, they exchanged views on protection of human rights including the rights of the women, children and minorities, a press release said.
Talking to the Ambassador, Mazari said, “We are vigilant in solving the issues and protecting human rights.”
She showed her commitment to ensure the provision of basic rights to every citizen in pursuance to the Constitution of Pakistan and international commitments adding that “Our Constitution guarantees the rights of every citizens without any prejudice.”
She reiterated her determination to take all possible measures aiming to develop peace, harmony and tolerance in the society with guarantees of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
Mazari also apprised the ambassador about the steps ensuring promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
She said besides implementation of existing laws the government was devising a new legislation and working on various bills including the Zainab Alert bill and Prohibition of Corporal Punishment bill to protect the rights of children, these bills were approved by the cabinet and will be tabled in Parliament soon.
Human Rights Minister also briefed the ambassador about human rights situation in the country including implementation of laws and various measures.
She said besides the implementation of Hindu Marriage Act, the ministry had drawn up a new Christian divorce bill. She shared that awareness was very important for the implementation of laws and in this regard human rights ministry had started successful awareness drive about women’s right to inheritance including the awareness campaign to prevent child abuse.
Shireen thanked the ambassador and assured full support for the cause of human rights.