ISLAMABAD: International Human Rights Day was observed today (Monday) to uphold human rights and throw light on the plight of the people being denied those basic rights.
This year, Human Rights Day marks the 71th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The day was commemorated in Pakistan and across the globe.
on the occasion of international human rights day President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have said the government attaches high priority to the objectives of human rights and democracy.
President Dr. Arif Alvi said as a member state of the United Nations, Pakistan fully endorses the Charter of the world body which strives to promote and encourage respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without any discrimination of race, gender, language or religion.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message stressed upon the need to work against exploitation and marginalization of vulnerable groups which deprive them of their basic rights.
He said the incumbent government is committed to lead these groups to a life of dignity and equality and make this vision a concrete reality.
Minister for Human Rights Dr.Shrieen Mazari Monday said in a message on world Human Rights Day that there was need to raise awareness and garner support for ending violence against women and girls, which is one of the most pervasive violations of basic human rights that still persists throughout the world.