Empowering weak segments of society top priority of govt: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that it is the foremost duty and top priority of the government to enable the weak and poverty-stricken segments of society to meet their basic requirements.

Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that government is striving to ensure subsidy system function more effectively, transparently and well-targeted.

Meanwhile, Talking to Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari in Islamabad today, Imran Khan said protection of human rights is the top priority of the present government and every possible effort will be made in this regard.

He said civilized societies are recognized by ensuring the protection of human rights.

The Minister for Human Rights also presented a report on the situation of women prisoners in jails and recommendations for providing relief to them.

The Prime Minister was informed that a Child Protection Center is being set up in the federal capital for the protection of children.

The center will provide education, psychological support and other facilities to the deserving children.

He was also told that work is also underway to set up special courts for children.

The Prime Minister was briefed about shelters for women and measures taken to protect the rights of transgenders. The Minister for Human Rights also presented the Ministry’s two-year performance report to the Prime Minister.


Source: Radio Pakistan