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Experience Sharing on Human Rights Situation during COVID-19

Experience Sharing on Human Rights Situation during COVID-19

The Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Government of Sindh organized a round of deliberations with all the stakeholders on experience sharing on Human Rights Situation during COVID-19 on 10th February, 2021 @ local hotel, Karachi. The heads or representatives from different institutions were invited to share their experience and challenges being faced by them. As we are well aware that the COVID-19 has impacted all walks of life and human rights have no exception. The actual impact of the pandemic on the rights situation is yet to be ascertained, initial assessments and observations are depicting a very depressing situation. The Commission has been striving since its inception, to protect and promote Human Rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Justice ® Majida Razvi, Chairperson, Sindh Human Rights Commission says the pandemic has affected everyone differently. The commission continued working during the pandemic. Mr. Zulifqar Shah, Member SHRC initiated the meeting mentioning the number of affected amidst COVID-19.

Mr. Karamat Ali, Executive Director, PILER provided a significant input to fight poverty. He said that comprehensive social security should be provided by the government. Ms. Anis Haroon, Ex-Member, National Commission for Human Rights spoke Covid-19 attacked whole word in health sector Mr. Aslam Shaikh, Judicial Member-II mentioned the high prices of medical supplies which could not be afforded by poor majority. There were many other stakeholders in the consultative meeting who shared their experiences.

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