ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari held a meeting a UNICEF delegation here on Monday to ensure promotion and protection of the human rights, particularly the rights of women and children.
Dr Mazari showed her commitment to the effective implementation of the laws and the UN conventions in pursuance to the constitution and the international commitments. The delegation was led by UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Shahida Azfar and accompanied by UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Jean Gough.
Ministry of Human Rights Secretary Rabiya Javery Agha and other officials of the ministry also attended the meeting. They discussed matters related to the human rights including the rights of children with the focus to enhance the cooperation between the Ministry of Human Rights and UNICEF.
The delegation was briefed by the secretary about the steps taken for the protection of rights of women and children particularly. The delegation was also told about prevailing human rights situation in the country including implementation of laws, policy and measures. Dr Mazari said that steps have been taken through comprehensive strategy to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights.
She stated the constitution grantees the human rights protection. Addressing the meeting, Dr Mazari said that they were committed to implement the laws to protect the rights, adding that they have enacted Juvenile Justice System Act 2018, ICT Child Protection Act 2018 and the National Commission on the Rights of the Child 2018.