Sajawal: NDF Pakistan organized a One Day Seminar
Sajawal: NDF Pakistan organized a One Day Seminar on climate change and human rights awareness with the support of Human Rights Department, Government of Sindh. On this occasion, Provincial Secretary Human Rights Department Mr. Jawed Sibghatullah Mahar said that there is a dire need for promotion of human rights, correct information and awareness in the society. The Department of Human Rights is doing its best to protect and promote human rights. Climate change is not only a social and economic issue but also a human rights issue. Human rights are being violated due to climate change. We all have a role to play in protecting environmental health. NDF Pakistan President Mr. Abid Lashari said that human rights are equal for all and every human being has equal rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Human Rights Department has made laws for the protection of human rights as per international commitments. Social activists, lawyers, journalists and local stakeholders attending the seminar were briefed about Domestic Violence Act 2013, Harassment Act 2010, Sindh Child Marriage Act 2013, Human Rights Act 2012 and some other important laws. The aforementioned laws protect human rights locally. Mr. Abid Lashari, a member of the provincial human rights vigilance committee, further said that the Sindh Government has a human rights department which is empowered to protect and promote human rights in the province. It has functional directorates at the regional level. The aim of the Human Rights Department is to promote awareness of human rights, enable people to claim and exercise their rights, train and educate relevant authorities to perform their duties within the scope of law. Human rights and climate change are closely related. Climate change has undermined human rights. There is an urgent need to prevent such factors. Qadir Bux Otho, Tariq Hussain Chanar, Ibrahim Haijab and others also spoke on this occasion.