Dr. Shireen M Mazari

Minister for Human Rights

Dr Shireen M Mazari was PTI MNA during 2013- May 2018 National Assembly session.

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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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2019-05-07
MoHR Press Release Dated: 06-05-2019 Islamabad: UNFPA, Representative in Pakistan, Ms Lina M. Mousa has called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen M Mazari here in Islamabad on Monday. They discussed various human rights related matters with special focus on the gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment of women. While assuring her full support to the Country Representative, Human Rights Minister, Shireen Mazari said efforts are being made through comprehensive strategy to ensure the rights of every one including the rights of women aimed at mainstreaming of the women at all level in the country. Dr Mazari apprised the UNFPA Representative about the steps for the protection of human rights. She said besides implementation of existing laws, we are also working on new legislation. Dr Mazari said that various bills including the Zainab Alert Bill which has been recently passed by the cabinet is in the Parliament. In addition awareness campaigns are also underway for educating the masses about the laws. Dr Mazari further stated that we have already started the campaigns regarding the women’s right to inheritance and against child abuse. She said that securing human rights of people is our top priority. She said that the government is taking indiscriminate measures to ensure human rights and provision of basic facilities to all our citizens. She said law for the protection of rights of transgender community has been implemented and establishment of separate ward for transgender has been taken as part of Transgender Law. She said that Child protection Commission would soon be established. Ms Mousa appreciated the various initiatives and endeavours of incumbent government and devising new legislation for protection and promotion of the human rights in the country. UNFPA Representative showed her interest in further collaboration in the cause and protection of human rights.

2019-05-03
MoHR Press Release National Child Protection Centre (NCPC) organized a free eye camp in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences ISRA University Islamabad on 16th April, 2019. NCPC provides Non-Formal schooling, food and medical facility to the needy children of adjacent kachi aabadies. 2. A delegation of doctors led by Dr. Khurram Nasir visited NCPC along with expert Doctors and Students (10 team members) from Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences ISRA University on 16th April, 2019 for free Eye Camp. 3. A total of 62 children as well as staff of NCPC were examined by the team. During the check up 17 children were referred for cyclorefraction eye test which will be conducted in coming weeks whereas 4 students were recommended glasses. These children were diagnosed with week eye sight while rest of the children was having normal eye vision. Furthermore the team of Doctors assured to Director NCPC that their Institute will bear the expenses by providing free glasses along with any other service related to eye problems of children whenever needed.

2019-05-03
MoHR Press Release National Child Protection Centre (NCPC) organized a free eye camp in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences ISRA University Islamabad on 16th April, 2019. NCPC provides Non-Formal schooling, food and medical facility to the needy children of adjacent kachi aabadies. 2. A delegation of doctors led by Dr. Khurram Nasir visited NCPC along with expert Doctors and Students (10 team members) from Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences ISRA University on 16th April, 2019 for free Eye Camp. 3. A total of 62 children as well as staff of NCPC were examined by the team. During the check up 17 children were referred for cyclorefraction eye test which will be conducted in coming weeks whereas 4 students were recommended glasses. These children were diagnosed with week eye sight while rest of the children was having normal eye vision. Furthermore the team of Doctors assured to Director NCPC that their Institute will bear the expenses by providing free glasses along with any other service related to eye problems of children whenever needed.

2019-05-02
MoHR Press Release Dated: 01-05-2019 Islamabad: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari has said that we are committed to ensure the basic rights to all our citizens especially the rights of deprived segment and workers. She expressed these views in a message on the occasion of ‘Labour Day’ on Wednesday. Dr Mazari said that today is the day to not just honour our workers but to also realise how far we have to go to give them their right to health, education and basic security of work plus a rational minimum wage. She said the provision of basic rights to everyone including the rights of workers all guaranteed under our Constitution. She reaffirmed her commitment and said all out efforts are being made to ensure the basic rights to all our citizens especially the rights of deprived segment and workers

2019-05-02
MoHR Press Release Dated: 30-04-2019 Islamabad: Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen M Mazari has said we should move forward to develop a community of powers than just have an economic bloc adding that if China and Russia come into our cooperative framework, then US unilaterally imposed sanctions can be countered. She said it is the right time to move towards creating a sense of community of power because the political motivation is strong right now and with the strong political motivation we can move forward to create an economic bloc. She emphasized on joint efforts for progress and economic stability of the region adding that security is an important prerequisite for peace and stability in the region. She stated this during the inaugural session of the seminar titled “Strategic Economic Bloc of Golden Ring Countries for Regional Peace and Economic Security’ organized by GREF at PIPS here in Islamabad on Tuesday. Dr Mazari discussed the concept of a New Strategic Economic Bloc of China-Iran-Pakistan-Russia and Turkey, the Golden Ring Bloc, for regional security and economic stability. Addressing the audience, Dr Mazari said that one of the problems which we are confronting right now is the US sanctions on Iran. She pointed out that unlike previous sanctions theses US sanctions on Iran have no real bases in international law. She said these unilateral sanctions imposed by super power after its departure from a nuclear deal, JCPOA. She said these sanctions have no international legal backing but have the backing of a super power. Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said that if China and Russia come into our cooperative framework, then I see no reason, why the US unilaterally imposed sanctions cannot be countered. She said it is the right time to move towards creating a sense of community of power because the political motivation is strong right now, with the strong political motivation we can move forward to create an economic bloc. She said with the one belt one road initiative, skeletal infrastructure has already been created, CPEC is an example of it, she added. Human Rights Minister Dr Mazari further said that Russia is now re defining itself and hoped that Russia will come forward and play its due role. She said we don’t want to see just transactional relationship but to move forward and develop a community of powers, where you have sense of community and cooperate in areas beyond the economic issue areas. Dr Mazari said because some countries have economic powers and some have military powers to support that community so you become a strong strategic organization or bloc. She said, let us have a wider vision than just an economic bloc and move forward eventually having this vision of developing a community of powers, which is much needed. Dr Mazari said Prime Minister Imran Khan during his recent visit to Iran, categorically stated that in the long run we see it a strategic partnership emerging between Iran, Turkey and Pakistan and we have the history also of RCD. She said with the One Belt and One Road initiative, China now becomes an integral part of any sort of cooperative framework that we may envisage in our region. She said EU primarily as an economic bloc but in fact the European coal and steel community which in the Room Treaty was the origins of the EU began because of political compulsions. She said that actually it is the political compulsion that pushes countries to form economic blocs. Dr Mazari said EU is only the organization which we can call it a supernatural body emerged opposed to World War II. She added when member countries give up their sovereignty in different issue areas that laws they have formed take precedent over their national laws and countries have to re adjust their laws in accordance with the laws that EU passes. While talking about the Golden Ring Economic Bloc, she suggested that we look it more as I have always referred to as community of power. Cooperation between countries can be open and much wider, she added. Dr Mazari said wider and more substantive long term community of power can be created and this is a potential that we have now for creating it and hoped that beyond debate we will start to involve decision makers into moving towards this objective. Besides, Maj Gen (R) Anis Ahmad Bajwa, Chairman GREF, Hasnain Reza Mirza President GREF, Zafarullah Khan, Executive Director of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services and others also spoke on the occasion.

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