KARACHI: Activists and representatives of the civil society on Tuesday demanded the government to improve the human rights conditions and allow civic freedom as enshrined in Pakistan’s constitution and committed under international conventions.
Addressing a joint press conference organised by Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) at Karachi Press Club, the civil society representatives stated that the human rights situation demanded immediate steps by the government to rectify the worsening situation within the country.
They stated that key fundamental rights were being threatened especially with regards to an increasing trend of violence against women, minorities and journalists.
Civil society representatives congratulated the government on Pakistan’s election as a member of United Nations Human Rights Council. However, they deemed it a huge responsibility, one that should be fulfilled thoroughly on a national level.
The activists also urged the government to keep up its performance, in the light of various international reviews coming up. They reiterated the rights of all individuals in Pakistan without any discrimination and beseeched the relevant authorities to champion the cause of human rights at a state level.