MoHR Press Release 14-10-2018 Islamabad: An International White Cane Safety Day is being observed today on October 15. Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari in his message on the International White Cane Safety Day has said it is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of visually impaired people. While appreciating the efforts of one of the brightest young diplomats in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mazari said “Her struggle to fight discrimination admirable”. But the point is she should not have had to face this discrimination in the first place. We must move to ensure this does not happen in the future, she added. Dr Mazari said visually impaired people feel restricted to exercise their abilities on equal basis with others and urged everyone not only to recognize their achievements and abilities but play its role to ensure their active and equal participation for the betterment of the country.
MoHR Press Release12-10-2018 Islamabad: Ambassador of France,Marc Barety along with Political & Press Attache Ms Veronique Wagner has called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights on Friday and discussed the human rights related issues in detail.
MoHR Press Release 12-10-2018 Islamabad: Swedish Ambassador for Human Rights, Democracy & Rule of Law, Ms Annika Ben David along with Ambassador of Sweden, Ingrid Johansson has called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here in Islamabad on Friday. They discussed in detail various human rights issues and concerns and how we are tackling these issues here in Pakistan and Sweden. Matters related to the rights of Muslim community residing in some states of EU also came under discussion. Shireen Mazari while showing her commitment to ensure the protection of rights of every citizen without any discrimination has said that we are committed to protect the human rights including the rights of minorities and women. Human Rights Minister also apprised the Swedish Ambassador about the commitment of the incumbent government to implement the prevailing laws and introducing the new laws including the awareness drive regarding the women’s right to inheritance. We have already started awareness drive regarding the women’s right to inheritance and launching another drive to provide free legal aid soon. We are committed to safeguard the rights of our citizens, she further added. Swedish Ambassador for Human Rights appreciated the endeavours of government for the steps been taken to ensure the protection of rights in Pakistan. Dr Mazari told the Ambassador that Sweden is the first country in the world to pursue a feminist foreign policy. I was already aware of the Swedish govts feminist foreign policy a first of its kind she further added.
MoHR Press Release 12-10-2018 Islamabad: Delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) led by Convenor, Ghulam Muhammad Safi has called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari in Islamabad on Friday. Delegation comprised of Sayyed Faiz Naqshbandi, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Abdul Hameed Lone, Raja Khadim Hussain and Ms Shamim Shawal. They discussed the prevailing human rights situation especially The United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Report on Kashmir and how best we can proceed further on conflict resolution. Matters related to the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir and protracted rights of people of Kashmir also came under discussion. Shireen Mazari Informed the APHC delegation that we are well aware of the continuing brutalities of Indian Occupation forces and violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir adding that we will move beyond rhetoric to finding a conflict resolution solution premised on plebiscite. Innocent people of Kashmir valley are denied to the fundamental right to self determination which is guaranteed by the International resolutions, she added. She said suffering people of Indian Occupied Kashmir who are under the Indian occupation for the last seven decades and striving for the right to self determination adding that international community should come forward to resolve the longstanding issue of Kashmir. Shireen Mazari said that the Kashmir issue is the question of right to self-determination adding that International conventions guarantee the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people. She said that human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir are crimes against humanity and the situation of human rights was very deploring in occupied Kashmir. Dr Mazari further said that India is committing serious violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir. Pakistan fully supports the freedom movement of the people of Kashmir and will continue its support for the freedom fighters, she added.
MoHR Press Release 10-10-2018 Islamabad: A representative delegation of Catholic Commission for justice and peace led by Syvester Joseph has called on the Federal Minister for Human rights Dr. Shireen M Mazari here in Islamabad on Wednesday. Delegation apprised the Minister about some of the issues and problems which their community have been facing and also put forward some suggestions in this regard. While attending all the issues and suggestions, Federal Minster for Human Rights Shireen Mazari expressed that Ministry of human rights is vigilant and concerned to ensure the provision of basic rights to every citizen without any discrimination. She said that we are committed to protect the rights of minorities and assured the delegation to take prompt steps to redress these issues on priority.