MoHR Press Release Dated: 30-08-2019 Islamabad: President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Ahmad Khan called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari in Islamabad on Friday. They discussed the current human rights situation in IOK especially including the matters related to the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Talking to him, Shireen Mazari said that innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir are denied to the fundamental right to self determination which is guaranteed by the International resolutions. Shireen Mazari further said the situation of human rights in Occupied Kashmir was very deploring in the occupied Kashmir. Dr Mazari condemned the massive human rights violations taking place in IOK and said that Pakistan has and will continue to raise the issue of Kashmir at all international forums. She assured that the people and government of Pakistan will continue their moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people on attaining their right to self-determination.
MoHR Press Release Dated: 30-08-2019 Islamabad: Country Representative UN Women, Jamshed Qazi called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here in Islamabad on Friday. They discussed the various human rights related issues with special focus on the matters related to the rights of women including gender equality and empowerment of women. The Minister told the Country Representative about the steps undertaken to ensure the rights of citizens particularly the rights of women.
MoHR Press Release Dated 29-08-2019 slamabad: Member, House of Lords, Lord Qurban Hussain of Luton called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari in Islamabad on Thursday. They discussed the prevailing human rights situation in IOK especially The United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Reports on Kashmir including the matters related to the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Talking to him, Shireen Mazari said international community should raise the voice to stop the massive human rights violations in IOK, Lord Qurban assued his full support in this regard. She said that innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir are denied to the fundamental right to self determination which is guaranteed by the International resolutions. Shireen Mazari further said that human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir are crimes against humanity and the situation of human rights was very deploring in the occupied Kashmir.
MoHR Press Release Dated: 29-08-2019 Islamabad: The first meeting of the Child Protection Advisory Board was held under the chair of Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari in Islamabad on Thursday. Besides, MNA Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz, Secretary Human Rights, Rabiya Javeri Agha, IGP Islamabad Amir Zulfiqar Khan, Sheikh Anser Aziz, Mayor, Islamabad, Secretary, National Commission on the Status of Women, Humera Azam Khan, Aftab Alam, Director General, National Commission for Human Rights, Hassan Mangi, DGIC, Human Rights, Hamza Shafqat, Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Dr. Rubina Fareed from civil society, Dr. Ambreen Ahmad, Social Science Expert, Sharfat Ali Ch. Advocate, High Court Bar Association, Ashfaq William and other high officials of the ministry also attended the meeting. The Secretary Human Rights apprised the Board Members on the measures have been taken for the implementation of the ICT Child Protection Act, 2018. The Secretary gave a detailed briefing on the progress for establishment of Child Protection Institute. They also discuss different ways to raise awareness to prevent child abuse and beggary. Addressing the meeting, Human Rights Minister said that all out efforts are being made to ensure the protection of the rights of every citizen including the rights of children. Dr Mazari said we are focusing on protection of children from abuse. She stressed the need to create awareness to prevent child abuse and said that parents and teachers should realize their responsibility to teach and guide their children and students about its preventive measures. She said besides legislation and its implementation, awareness was important in fighting against such an issue. She said we have already started an awareness campaign in this regard. It was decided in the meeting that a sub-committee under the chair of DG-IC may be constituted to further devise short term and long term strategy for protection of the children at ICT level. Besides, the committee will monitor performance of the child protection institute and implementation of care plan. The committee will comprise of DG-IC, Hassan Mangi, Raja Khuram Shahzad, MNA, Ashfaq William, Kamran Adil and AIG Islamabad Police. The Human Rights Ministry in coordination with the elected representatives of ICT will further enhance awareness program with children and parents in their constituencies. It was also decided that the Ministry will ask administration of Polyclinic and PIMS Hospitals to establish the separate counters to facilitate the victims of child abuse. The Child Protection Institute will start its day care services and educational, counselling, and health facilities will also be provided at the centre
MoHR Press Release Dated: 26-08-2019 Islamabad: Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari urged the world to stop India s illegal actions and war crimes in IOK and its agenda of ethnic cleansing and genocide. World should act against Modi s designs before India goes to the next stage otherwise whole the world will have to face the consequences of the war. Addressing at a Policy Seminar on "Annexation of Occupied Kashmir by Modi s India: Challenges and Response" arranged by Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate at PIPS on Monday, Dr Mazari said India is lying to review its NFU Policy, in fact there is No ‘No First Use’ policy of nuclear weapons on the part of India. Dr Shireen Mazari said India has already has begun an escalation ladder which could lead to a nuclear war. She said India has already changed its No First Use policy back in 2003 and the current statement of its Defence Minister is a mere lie. The Minister said India has spent 182 billion dollars to develop and support its cold start doctrine. She warned that Pakistan has Nasr, a tactical missile, which enables Pakistan to respond India befittingly. She said India is defying all international laws and conventions. Dr Shireen Mazari said that nuclear weapons are not just a flashpoint between the two countries but India has already started operationalizing what can become in future a nuclear war between India and Pakistan. She said that Indian has not just tried to review the No First Use policy and have done it earlier and by saying this repeatedly India is just trying to make a fool out of other nations. She observed that changing the status or demography of an occupied state comes under war crimes under the Geneva Convention and India has committed a war crime by annexing IOK and has an agenda of ethnic cleansing. She said India is slowly going up the escalation ladder and there has been a qualitative shift in the type of LoC violations. She said that India is developing the Bramos missile and this is an area of concern for Pakistan because it is a supersonic technology with very little response time. Dr Mazari gave a quantitative analysis as to how India’s military deployments have been engaged in being Pakistan specific. She observed that Pakistan’s warnings of unintended consequences in case India initiates war need to be taken seriously by the international community. Besides, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Syed Fakahr Imam, Chairman Kashmir Committee, Chairman of the Committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed , Dr Faiz Naqshbandi and Dr Shamim Shawl from All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Dr Ijaz also spoke on the occasion. The policy seminar was attended among others by Senators Dr Shehzad Waseem, Sitara Ayaz, Abdur Rehman Malik, Javed Abbasi, Azam Swati, Waleed Iqbal, Kashmir Committee Chairman MNA Syed Fakhar Imam, ambassadors, senior civil and military officials, politicians, civil society activists, students and media persons.