PR No. 99 Islamabad: December 12, 2017

Mr. Jan Figel, European Union Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion and Belief, met with Mr. Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar, Honorable Federal Minister for Human Rights, and Barrister Usman Ibrahim, Minister of State for Human Rights.


Mr. Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar, Federal Minister for Human Rights, emphasized on the Right and Freedom of Religion. He said that without it there is no justice and peace in our society. He expressed these views in a meeting held on Tuesday at Ministry of Human Rights, Islamabad. He stated that the sectarian elements must be negated from society in order to stop serious Human Rights violations.


 Federal Minister also stated that the Ministry of Human Rights is making efforts to safeguard the rights of all sects. Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar said that the Ministry is committed to Human Rights subject according to rule of law and our Constitution.


Barrister Usman Ibrahim, Minister of State for Human Rights, said that Pakistan is committed for the better Human Rights of all sects of our society. He further illustrated that it is essential to take preventive measures and implement certain laws. Minorities are important and integral part of our country and they have representations in all fares of our system, like Judiciary, Administration and Legislation. He emphasized that it is our responsibility to protect Rights of all citizens and every non-Muslim is free to profess and to practice in our country.


Mr. Jan Figel appreciated the efforts made by Ministry of Human Rights. He stated that Pakistan is moving in right direction and we will provide every helping hand to Pakistan. He asserted that Human life should be on top priority of our agenda and must be saved. For minorities, he said that it is important for minorities to feel fully respected and protected. In the end he congratulated Ministry of Human Rights for conducting Human rights Festival on the occasion of International Human Rights Day at Lok Virsa on 10th December.


Mr. Jean Francois Caution, Ambassador, European Union Pakistan; Ms. Virginia, Advisor HR; Ms. Farhat Ayesha, director (HR&RA), MOFA; DGs Ministry of Human Rights and Mr. Faheem Ejaz, PRO to Ministry of Human Rights also participated the meeting.