Islamabad: A panel of Pakistan’s parliament Wednesday expressed concern over increasing violations of human rights and the lackadaisical attitude of local administrations. It also sought a report on the establishment of a National Commission on Human Rights.
A meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights also discussed the alleged rape of a private bus service’s hostess, police violence against a woman doctor in Faisalabad and the rape of children in Daska, a growing industrial city in Punjab province.
Panel chairman Riaz Fatiyana vehemently condemned the increasing incidents of rape of women and children and wondered who would provide security to the masses when the police didn’t do so, Online news agency reported.
He called representatives of the local administration and the kin of the children who were raped in Daska for a meeting here on June 1 so that the affected families could be helped to come out of their trauma.
During the meeting, the committee reviewed the different sections of a human rights bill and directed the ministry of human rights to inform the panel whether or not the formation of a Human Rights Commission is possible under the recently passed 18th amendment.