Human Rights Minister takes notice of manhandling of woman in Dera Ghazi Khan; orders fact finding inquiry
Islamabad, August 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): While showing deep concern and taking serious notice of media reports appearing in a section of press and social media in which a woman screaming as manhandled by some men who introduced themselves as officials of Darul Aman in Dera Ghazi Khan on Saturday, Federal Minister for Human Rights; Dr. Shireen M Mazari has taken serious action and condemned this inhuman act. Human Rights Minister directed the concerned officials to conduct a fact finding inquiry and to furnish a detailed report to the ministry on priority basis without delay.
The Human Rights Minister Dr. Shireen M Mazari had a telephonic conversation with the Deputy Commissioner DG Khan and concerned officials of Darul Aman and social Welfare department and asked it to hold a departmental inquiry over the matter. She also asked them to appoint female staff in Darul Aman instead of male staff. As per the directives of the Federal Minister, DC DG Khan again visited the Darul Aman to look into the matter.
HR Minister, Mazari has said that ministry of human rights is serious to take different productive measures to eradicate such incidents and we are determined to safeguard the human rights at every cost. Federal minister for human rights Shireen Mazari shared that ministry has always taken care of the rights of human beings with special focus on women and children. We will also form solid policies to address such issues on priority basis.
She said we will formally send the request to the provincial government to appoint the female staff in Darul Aman soon. Federal minister said that women are enjoying equal rights shared by constitution and ministry of human rights is always concerned about such sad incidents and soon the responsible will be in the court of law. The officials of Social Welfare Department apprised the minister that two officials of Darul Aman has been suspended for their negligence and detailed inquiry report will be submitted to the Human Rights ministry soon.
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