Human Rights are Foundation of Freedom, Peace, Development and Justice: National Assembly Speaker

Islamabad, December 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that Islam establishes the concept of equality for all human beings and provides an environment of peaceful co-existence, free of any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, colour, sex, race and religion. He expressed these views in his message on International Human Rights Day being commemorated on 10 December throughout the world.

The Speaker said that address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on “Hijjat-ul-Widah” (The Last Sermon) was the universal declaration of human rights therefore respect of human rights is obligatory for every Muslim in light of teaching of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Hence the Constitution of Pakistan guarantees protection of life and liberty of every citizen regardless of religion, race, creed or colour.

“A progressive, balanced and just society is the one, which ensures that rights of all of its citizens are safeguarded through political, legal, economic, cultural and social instruments and frameworks. For any state to achieve durable peace and foster democracy, it is imperative that it puts in place mechanism aimed at ensuring that rights of the people are protected”, he added.

On International Human Rights Day, Speaker urged that the protection of human rights for all is a prerequisite for establishment of a civilized and progressive society. We would leave no stone unturned to make this happen.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
Secretary
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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