ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari stated as a substitute of proscribing timings for girls to enter parks, single males must be denied entrance in parks and public areas, reported Geo Information Thursday.
Mazari slammed the Punjab authorities for suggesting restricted timings for girls to enter parks throughout a gathering of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.
“The Punjab authorities ought to present a greater and safer atmosphere for girls as a substitute of imposing restrictions on them,” she stated.
The progress of the Minar-e-Pakistan harassment investigation was reviewed by the Standing Committee assembly, chaired by Senator Waleed Iqbal.
In the course of the assembly, the Ministry of Human Rights introduced a progress report on the probe, stating that human rights violations within the nation are always monitored.
The report acknowledged that the minister for human rights took discover of the Minar-e-Pakistan incident and ensured the registration of a primary info report.
“As many as 141 suspected people had been taken into custody after which an identification parade was performed however the sufferer, Aisha Akram, didn’t seem on the parade,” learn the report.
It additional acknowledged that Akram appeared at one other identification parade, performed on Wednesday, and recognized six suspects.
The suspects recognized by Akram had been arrested and 4 particular committees have been shaped to research the case, the report added.
In the meantime, the standing committee chairman recommended Mazari take the matter of defining hours for girls to go to parks to the Punjab authorities.
“We [Ministry of Human Rights] can solely inform the provincial authorities about our suggestions and never pressurise them,” stated Mazari in response.
At this, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed stated that the federal government of Punjab was shaped by Mazari’s political occasion itself.
“Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar is a puppet managed by Prime Minister Imran Khan,” stated Syed.
At this, Mazari responded by saying: “That is what you say, not we.”
Senior Kenyan diplomat ‘manhandled on August 14’
Mushahid Hussain Syed knowledgeable the assembly that the Kenyan excessive commissioner instructed him that she was manhandled on the Lake View Park on August 14 regardless of being accompanied by her driver and one other particular person.
“Folks pulled my hair and there was a scuffle,” he quoted the Kenyan excessive commissioner as saying.
Committee Chairman Iqbal responded by saying that it is a critical matter and solely reviewing it can’t be sufficient.
“This has change into a development and overseas envoys are additionally falling prey to it,” stated Iqbal, including that Pakistan talks about selling tourism however who will come right here in these circumstances.