Pakistan fully alive to its responsibilities to preserve human rights, plight of Palestinians, Kashmiris and Rohingyas a question mark on world conscience, PM on World Human Rights Day


ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (TNS): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Pakistan is fully alive and committed to its national and international responsibilities and upholds all the values and principles that United Nations Charter Of human Rights has devised.

International Human Rights Day is being observed all over the world today.

In his Special message on this auspicious day the PM has said that to preserve human rights The International Human Rights Day is an occasion for the comity of nations to reaffirm its commitment to the protection of human rights and the promotion of human values across the globe in the true spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948.

“Pakistan is fully alive to its national and international responsibilities to preserve human rights. We stand resolute in upholding the core values of, and fundamental right to, the equality of all human beings, peaceful co-existence, respect for diversity and difference, and protection against discrimination in any form, as ordained by our religion and obligated by our constitution. He said and added that It is Islam that for the first time incorporated human rights as an integral part of its code of law, thereby providing the necessary legal foundations for a just and inclusive society.

PM Abbasi said that In conformity with our beliefs and commitments, the Government of Pakistan is undertaking several important initiatives, including multidimensional legal reforms and the establishment of institutional mechanisms that would ensure the protection of human rights, especially in the case of marginalised and disadvantaged societal groups. An autonomous National Commission for Human Rights has been established and the Action Plan for Human Rights prioritises the rights of women, children, minorities and persons with disabilities.

“I would also like to avail this opportunity to appreciate the efforts made by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for the protection of human rights around the world. However, we must also understand that the a pathetic denial and grim violations of even the very basic of human rights to the Palestinians, the Kashmiris and Rohingyas continue to call in question the collective conscience of the international community.Nevertheless, I have firm faith that with earnestness of purpose and concerted effort by the international fraternity, we will, one day, build a fair and equitable world in which all communities, peoples and nations will have the same fundamental rights  grounded in their being ‘human’, and not their ‘difference’”. Said Pakistan prime Minister.