Universal Periodic Review National Report

Pakistan’s commitment to human rights emanates in the first place from its Constitution and duty towards its people. We are determined to ensure that every Pakistani citizen lives in equality, dignity and freedom. The words of the Founding Father, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, are the guiding principle of our policy, “We are equal citizens of one State”. Therefore, the Government attaches high priority to advancing the mutually reinforcing objectives of development, human rights and democracy and there is a strong and unequivocal political commitment in this regard.

The Government of Pakistan is honoured to present its Third Universal Periodic Review Report to share progress made by Pakistan in the human rights field from 2012 to 2017 in a spirit of dialogue and constructive engagement with the international community. The report covers developments since the previous review, update on the status of implementation of accepted recommendations, challenges as well as national priorities and commitments for the promotion and protection of human rights.Read More