The Asma Jahangir prison useful resource cell together with the Pakistan Bar Council had a communicate with parliamentarians for implementation of law protective essential rights.

The attorneys had been represented by using Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council Syed Amjad Shah, Chairman Executive Committee Pakistan Bar Council Hafiz Mohammad Idris and Chairman Human Rights Committee Abid Saqi. The Asma Jahangir criminal aid cell turned into represented via Executive Director Nida Aly, Afrasiab Khattak, and Munizae Jahangir.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the National Assembly attended the occasion. Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Senator Sherry Rehman, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Senator Usman Kakar, Farhatullah Babar, MNAs Mohsin Dawar, Shaista Pervaiz, Nafeesa Shah, Chaudhry Manzoor, Saroop Ijaz, and Mansoor Awan also participated. Government representatives had been additionally invited to the event, but none of them attended.

The purpose of this session becomes to interact with the parliamentarians and the criminal fraternity for a manner ahead on the tips that emerged from the Asma Jahangir Conference Justice for Empowerment 2018. The consensus was reached on the following resolutions:


1. The demanding situations to the 18th Amendment and the desire to roll lower back provincial autonomy and entitlements granted by using the 18th Amendment as well as by way of the Constitution of 1973 usually, such as the National Finance Commission Award, ought to be resisted. The 19th Amendment related to Article 175 A (appointment of judges in the superior judiciary) should be repealed.

2. The role of the Parliamentary Committee in judicial appointments to the advanced courts has to be revived.

Three. Military courts, a parallel justice device, obstruct get admission to to justice and do no longer meet requirements of a fair trial. They ought to not be prolonged as they are given jurisdiction over civilians and used against them. The crook justice device has to be bolstered alternatively.

4. The country has to fulfill its obligation to protect the fundamental rights of citizens. Stop the harassment of human rights defenders and immediately carry the ban on International and National Non-Governmental Organizations.

Five. Pakistan has to implement regulation to criminalize enforced disappearances. The authorities have to save you torture through adopting the 2014 bill exceeded by means of the Senate. The Commission of Missing Persons ought to prosecute the 153 identified officers liable for enforced disappearances.

6. There should be a powerful implementation of merger and reforms in western districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (previously FATA) as permitted with the aid of parliament. It is vital that transparent elections to the KP Assembly in the western districts of KP take place.

7. Women of western districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly FATA) should be given representation in the NCSW (National Commission for the Status of Women) and must be included in the reform system.

Eight. Transparent and honest local bodies’ elections have to be held in the western districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly FATA).

9. The nation’s appeasement of religious fundamentalism need to quit and all minorities should be blanketed within the face of new threats, in particular, the Hazara network in Balochistan. The National Action Plan must be improved and implemented in letter and spirit.

10. There have to be powerful law and enforcement of such laws against enforced conversions.

Eleven. The felony age that defines an infant has to be uniform. The criminal marriage age for girls should be made 18 years in all provinces (Sindh is the best province wherein the felony age for marriage is eighteen). A bipartisan effort need to be made to legislate in this difficulty in provinces and Islamabad.

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