Dr. Shireen M Mazari

Minister for Human Rights

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MS. RABIYA JAVERI AGHA

Secretary, Ministry of Human Rights

Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha (BPS-22) is one of the senior most female officers of the Pakistan Administrative Service, Government of Pakistan.

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MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

An Independent Human Rights Commission headed by Justice(R) Durab Patel, was established in 1993. After the election in 1993, The Human Rights Commission was converted into a cell in the Ministry of Interior to deal with Human Rights.

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2018-09-25
MoHR Press Release 24-09-2018 Islamabad: Ambassador of Ukraine to Pakistan, Volodymyr Lakomov paid a courtesy call on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here in Islamabad on Monday. During the meeting, they discussed mutual relations between the two countries.

2018-09-25
MoHR Press Release 24-09-2018 Islamabad: Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari met with The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative for Pakistan Ms Ruven Menikdiwela here in Islamabad on Monday. They discussed the matters related to mutual cooperation and the problems relating to the Afghan refugees settled in Pakistan. UNHCR Representative while appreciating the efforts of Pakistan for hosting the millions of Afghan refugees for the last four decades and providing them support and assistance has said Pakistan has taken several steps to protect Afghan refugees in the country.

2018-09-25
MoHR Press Release 24-09-2018 Islamabad: Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Takashi Kurai called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here in Islamabad on Monday. First secretary in Japan embassy Takahiro Tamura was also present on the occasion. Besides, Secretary Human Rights Rabiya Javeri Agha, high officials of the ministry were also among the attendants. They discussed the matters related to the mutual relations and cooperation for the protection of human rights including the rights of women and children. During the meeting, Shireen Mazari also raised the issue of the Japanese-India civil nuclear deal. Ambassador Takashi Kurai said we are eager to collaborate for the protection of human rights and showed his interest especially in non-formal education for adults. Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari apprised the Ambassador about the steps which the government has taken for the protection of human rights and informed him about the facilities provided to women including Women shelter adding that there is a need to further provide them technical work skills to make them economically sound. She said we are enthusiastic to work collectively to further promote this relation particularly for the protection of human rights. Japanese Ambassador appreciated the steps taken by the incumbent government for the protection of Human Rights in the country and assured his full support in this regard. Dr Mazari also sent her congratulations to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his re-election again.

2018-09-19
MoHR Press Release 18-09-2018 ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights; Dr. Shireen M Mazari showed her grave concerns over the violation of basic human rights and Seizing the religious freedom to practice their religion freely and in the form of abuse of Islam by some European states against their Muslim citizens, She urged the international community to take prompt action in this regard and to play a decisive role not only in seeking an end to the violation but to restore and protect their human right in the pursuance of the Human Rights European Convention. She expressed these concerns during a meeting with a delegation of European Union headed by Jean-François Cautain; Ambassador of the European Union in Pakistan here in Islamabad on Tuesday. The delegation was comprised of Political Counsellor Frank-Olivier Roux and Human Rights Counsellor Javeria Kabani and others. High officials of the Human Rights Ministry also attended the meeting. They remain with the minister for some time and discussed bilateral cooperation and matters of mutual interest with particular reference to the human rights including the rights of women and minorities in particular. Matters related the protection of the basic human rights of Muslim community in European states also came under discussion. Addressing the delegation, the Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has said that Muslim community have been facing the impediments to practice their religion freely adding that Muslims in some European states had been deprived from their basic human rights. We do have the serious issues in this regard and everyday Human Rights situation is becoming worst, she added. Minister Dr Mazari briefed the delegation regarding the prevailing human rights situation in the country. She also apprised them about the steps which have been taken for the protection of human rights including the rights of women and minorities. She further said that all the minorities in Pakistan have religious freedom and they are enjoying complete freedom as equal citizen of the beloved nation. She assured that all out efforts would be made to ensure the promotion and protection of their basic rights.She further showed her commitment for the effective implementation of the United Nations Conventions in pursuance to the constitution of the Pakistan and International commitments. Human Rights Minister also apprised the EU Ambassador about the steps to ensure the protection of Human Rights particularly the rights of women, children and minorities. She said we are working on three further bills including Anti Torture and Custodial Death, Rights of Persons with Disability and Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill, the draft of the bills has been forwarded to the Law Ministry for vetting and further process to present before the cabinet. Shireen Mazari said besides the implementation of Hindu Marriage Act, the ministry had drawn up a new Christian divorce bill for the National Assembly. EU Ambassador appreciated the steps of government especially the Ministry of Human Rights for the Protection and promotion of Human Rights and successful awareness campaign about Women’s right to inheritance.Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also assured her complete support in this regard.

2018-09-18
Ministry of Human Rights TollFree Helpline 1099 has received more than 5000 complaints/calls between 8 PM (Friday) till 7 AM (Sunday); out of which more than 600 cases are disposed off successfully. While call backs are in process to remaining relevant complainants .

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