Islamabad: The Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Lars Hjalmar and Mr. Hans Dahlgren, Ambassador for Human Rights from the Swedish foreign ministry have called on the Advisor to Prime Minister on Human Rights, Mr. Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar on 18th April at his office.
The Advisor briefed him about international commitments of such as Preparation of Universal Periodic Report (UPR), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention Against Torture (CAT), Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) etc. Such commitments are essential for creating a spirit of a good will for Pakistan in the World Community showing the commitment of the Government to human rights agenda.
He also informed that these conventions were not only be ratified but would also be implemented through domestic legislation. He apprised them about the effectiveness of recently constituted National Commission for Human Rights and the National Commission on the Status of Women in improving the human rights situation in Pakistan.
The advisor reiterated that in order to improve the human rights situation in Pakistan the present government is trying its utmost through quick legislation and proposed mechanism of implementation. He pointed out that in doing all this all the stakeholders are involved right from the government sector to the NGOs.
The Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Lars Hjalmar and. Hans Dahlgren, Ambassador for Human Rights from the Swedish foreign ministry while appreciating the efforts of the Advisor have offered the Ministry to identify mutual area of interest and support for appeasing human rights situation in Pakistan and creating national harmony.
They have assured the Advisor of their continued support and cooperation in the cause of human rights in Pakistan. The advisor welcomed them to launch various projects in social and educational sectors and assured his full support.
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