ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari on Saturday took notice of Dera Ghazi Khan incident in which a woman was manhandled by some men who introduced themselves as officials of Darul Aman. The minister took notice after the media reports appeared in a section of press and social media, said a press release.
Mazari has taken serious action and condemned this inhuman act and has directed the concerned officials to conduct a fact-finding inquiry to furnish a detailed report to the ministry on a priority basis without delay.
She also had a telephonic conversation with the DG Khan deputy commissioner and concerned officials of Darul Aman and Social Welfare Department and asked them to hold a departmental inquiry over the matter. She also asked them to appoint female staff in Darul Aman instead of male staff. On the directives of the federal minister, the DG Khan DC again visited the Darul Aman to look into the matter.
Mazari said that the ministry is serious to take different productive measures to eradicate such incidents and we are determined to safeguard human rights at any cost.
“We will also form solid policies to address such issues on a priority basis and will formally send the request to the provincial government to appoint the female staff in Darul Aman soon,” she said.
She said that women have equal rights as per the constitution. “The ministry is always concerned about such sad incidents and soon the responsible will be in the court of law,” she said.
The officials of the Social Welfare Department apprised the minister that two officials of Darul Aman have been suspended for their negligence and detailed inquiry report will be submitted to the ministry soon.