National Institute of Human Rights in pipeline

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National Institute of Human Rights in pipeline

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR) would establish `National Institute of Human Rights at Islamabad', a first ever government department to sensitize people on Human Rights issues.

The ministry is focussing to educate people on HR issues so that they can raise their voice for any HR violation and ensure their fundamental, social, political, educational, economic, rights etc.

The government has allocated an amount of Rs 150 million for the `Establishment of National Institute of Human Rights in Islamabad' for the fiscal year 2016-17, an official of Ministry of Human Rights told APP.

The official informed that the PC-1 of the project is under process and work on it would be completed during the next fiscal year.

He said that there was a dire need for imparting training among the officials of government, semi-government and private organization to addressed the grievances of masses appropriately within least possible time.

He further informed that Pakistan was signatory of a number of international treaties and conventions for protecting HR of people without any discrimination.

This institute would train the concerned authorities to deal with victims respectfully, guide and facilitate them to follow legal procedure to redress their grievances and ensure their rights at their door step.