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WHO delegation calls on Federal Minister for Human Rights

January 8, 2019

Islamabad, January 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): A delegation from World Health Organization called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mizari in her office this afternoon. The Minister warmly welcomed the delegates and gave a brief introduction of the Ministry of Human Rights. The delegation was told that besides working on new legislations, the Ministry is working on to ensure implementation of the existing laws regarding Human Rights. The Ministry is also launching different awareness campaign on existing laws e.g Women Inheritance Law.

The Minister also highlighted different initiatives taken up by the Ministry including Transgender Bill, Disability Law, Anti-Corporeal/ Anti-torture Bill. The Ministry, with help of UNICEF, is also conducting a survey on Child labour and Child disability. Dr. Mizari underscored the need of a comprehensive database regarding Child Birth and Marriages throughout the country, as lack of data base is leading to many problem.

While answering a question, the Minister said that the Ministry is working on to incorporate Health in constitution as a Fundamental Right. The delegation was comprising of members including Dr. Tedros Adham Ghebreyesus, Director General, accompanied by Dr.Ahmad Al-Mandhari, Regional Director and Dr. Christopher Elias, President Bill and Melinda A Gate Foundation’s Global Development Division.

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