Swedish Ambassador for Human Rights calls on Dr Shireen Mazari

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APP35-12 ISLAMABAD: October 12 – Ambassador of Human Rights Annika Ben David along with Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Johansson called on Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shareen Mazari. APP photo by Saeed-ul-Mulk

ISLAMABAD, Oct 12 (APP):Swedish Ambassador for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Ms Annika Ben David along with Ambassador of Sweden, Ingrid Johansson was called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here Friday. They discussed in detail various human rights issues and concerns and how we are tackling these issues in Pakistan and Sweden. Matters related to the rights of Muslim community residing in some states of European Union also came under discussion.
Shireen Mazari while showing her commitment to ensure the protection of rights of every citizen without any discrimination, said that we are committed to protect the human rights including the rights of minorities and women. She also apprised the Ambassador about the commitment of the incumbent government to implement the prevailing laws and introducing the new laws including the awareness drive regarding the women’s right to inheritance. We have already started awareness drive regarding the women’s right to inheritance and launching another drive to provide free legal aid soon. We are committed to safeguard the rights of our citizens, she further added.
The Swedish Ambassador appreciated the endeavors of the government for the steps been taken to ensure the protection of rights in Pakistan.
Dr Mazari told the Ambassador that Sweden is the first country in the world to pursue a feminist foreign policy. I was already aware of the Swedish government’s feminist foreign policy, a first of its kind, she further added.