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Consultation on the Role of Different Commissions

Consultation on the Role of Different Commissions

The Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) organized a consultation on the role of different Commissions established by Government of Sindh through legislation in preserving fundamental rights and improving service delivery.

The main aim of the consultation was to develop information-sharing mechanism, complaint referral mechanism and general advocacy of each other’s powers and functions. Justice (R) Majida Razvi, Chairperson, Sindh Human Rights Commission giving opening remarks said that “the Sindh Human Rights Commission established under Sindh Protection of Human Rights Act, 2011 has a mandate to make interventions on Human Rights Violations, issues related to the public interest and to ensure compliance with the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change, and Coastal Development presided over the consultation. He urged all the Commissions to work together to reduce the misery of the people. The other speakers included Justice (R) Shahnawaz Tariq, Chairman, Provincial Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace, Dr. Khalid Shaikh, Commissioner, Sindh Health Care Commission, Ms. Anis Haroon, Ex-Member (Sindh), National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR), Mr. Shahid Gulzar Sheikh, Chief Commissioner, Sindh Information Commission, Ms. Nuzhat Shireen, Chairperson, Sindh Commission on the Status of Women, Dr. Sikander Memon, Provincial Manager, Sindh HIV/AIDS Control, Treatment, and Protection Commission.

Ms. Abida Lodhi, Secretary, SHRC gave the presentation on the Challenges and future plans of the Sindh Human Rights Commission. Mr. Zulifqar Shah, Member SHRC moderated the event. Other participants of the Consultation were Ms. Kulsoom Chandio, Member SHRC/MPA-Sindh, Ms. Farhat Simi Somroo, Member SHRC/MPA Sindh, Syed Hassan Shah Bukhari, Member SHRC, Mr. Aslam Shaikh, Member SHRC, Government functionaries and representatives of NGOs, Media Personnel and Police.

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