Ziauddin University


Methodology for Centre for Human Rights

All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms. The United Nations is committed to upholding, promoting and protecting the human rights of every individual. This commitment stems from the United Nations Charter, which reaffirms the faith of the peoples of the world in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person. In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has stated in clear and simple terms the rights which belong equally to every person. These rights belong to you. They are your rights. Familiarize yourself with them. Help to promote and defend them for yourself as well as for your fellow human beings.

UN Charter 1947

Centre For Human Rights

ZU-CHR located within the Ziauddin Faculty of Law, Politics & Governance, uses law and legal knowledge as an effective tool for promoting and securing human rights. To accomplish this momentous task we have different segments within the center to address the top areas:



The Advocacy for Human Rights works to create public policy that respects, protects, and fulfills human rights obligations in our home community and around the world.

Our Priorities

Our advocacy priorities are protecting the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants; protecting the human rights of women and girls; supporting the work of human rights defenders and working to help incorporate international human rights standard in Pakistan.

Our Strategies

Using international human rights mechanisms, including those of the United Nations, to highlight human rights violations and advocate for policy change;

  • Advocating for public policy changes in Pakistan both on a local and national level on multiple platforms: media, talks, seminars, and etc.
  • Providing direct legal advocacy in public litigation cases and supporting causes promoting human rights
  • Advancing our priorities by working in local, national, and international coalitions.


Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyzes violent and nonviolent behaviors as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts (including social conflicts), with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition.

Our Strategies

  • Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution particularly Mediation training and workshops
  • Conducting field studies to arriving at the heart of common conflicts within the general public in Pakistan – be it local or international
  • Regional emphasis on Afghanistan & India peace & conflict studies
  • De-radicalization efforts thru engagement with government institutions and NGOs in the promotion peace and dialogue


Children are the most vulnerable of all human beings and their protection is the utmost important as they are the future.

At ZU-CHR the Child Rights Program is geared to work with Child Protection Unit government bodies, orphanages, and adoption agencies for the active change and development in policies to enhance children rights.

Our Strategies

  • Promoting and advocating the Hague Convention Child protocols
  • Working with international adoption agencies and providing training to orphanages to secure children rights within institutions
  • Working in the sensitive are of street children and providing solutions protecting their rights
  • Conducting studies to tackle child abandonment and mechanisms to prevent trafficking


Prisoner Rights has been a key area within Human Rights often neglected. Giving voice to the voiceless is an important element. Working with NGOs and government institutions to bring appropriate prison reform to enhance prisoner rights and help create a full rehabilitation program

Our Strategies

  • Prison Rehabilitation Programs promotion – particularly Bacha Jail
  • Legal Aid to pending cases
  • Jail visits and inspection reports to influence policy change
  • Focusing on international prisoners and their repatriation to their home countries

Half-way house and follow up after release

Law, human rights and Justice are fundamental institutions of the basic structure of society, therefore it is imperative that every institution of high-learning has a dedicated team which actively researches in the field of law, justice and particularly human rights. The Ziauddin Center for Human Rights (ZCHR) carries out cutting-edge research in Human Rights, International Law, Labor Laws, Refugee Law and Environmental Law and is integral to the academic missions of Ziauddin Law.

The team explores and seeks answers to legal questions such as evolving notion of state sovereignty, land grabbing in underdeveloped countries, Pakistan’s commitment to International Human Rights treaties, and progress in civil and political rights in Pakistan. The team also engages in active advocacy.

Advocate Syed Muaz Shah, Esq.

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Why B.Sc. (Software Engineering Technology)

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PEO1: Graduates will be proficient in software development, including the ability to code, test, and maintain software systems that meet industry standards and user requirements.

PEO2: Graduates will have the skills to analyse complex problems, apply software engineering technology principles, and develop innovative solutions, demonstrating the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing technology landscape.

PEO3: Graduates will excel in team-based environments, effectively collaborating with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and communicating technical concepts clearly and concisely.

PEO4: Graduates will uphold ethical and professional standards in software engineering, considering the societal, environmental, and legal implications of their work, and demonstrating a commitment to responsible technology usage.


Following the recommendations of NTC, PLOs of this programme are set to achieve Engineering Technologist Graduate Attributes as defined in the Sydney Accord.

PLO 1: Engineering Technology Knowledge

PLO 2: Problem Analysis

PLO 3: Design/Development of Solutions

PLO 4: Investigation

PLO 5: Modern Tool Usage

PLO 6: The Engineering Technologist and Society

PLO 7: Environment and Sustainability

PLO 8: Ethics

PLO 9: Individual and Teamwork

PLO 10: Communication

PLO 11: Project Management

PLO 12: Lifelong Learning

The eligibility/admission criteria for admission in the BSc (Software Engineering Technology) programme are strictly as defined in NTC’s Accreditation Manual, Clause 

The primary requirements for eligibility/admission are:

  1. At least 50% marks in DAE/FSC (Pre-engineering) or other equivalent qualifications such as A-level/ICS/B.Sc. (sports and Hafiz-e-Quran marks are not included) and
  2. Entrance Test
  3. Weightage:
    1. 70% for academics (DAE/FSC etc.)
    2. 30% for Entrance Test
Programme Type

Semester system

Semester Duration

Semester system: 

  • 16 weeks of Teaching
  • 2 weeks for Exams
Programme Duration/Length
  • 8 Semesters 
  • Min: 4 Years 
  • Max: 7 Years
Weightage for the final examination
    • Attendance* 10%
    • Continuous assessments 40%
    • Final Examination 50%

(For Academic Year 2020-21) Associate Degree MT Program