A look into the human rights history of Pakistan and its future outlook with experts


A look into the human rights history of Pakistan and its future outlook with experts

Ziauddin University holds the 4th interactive series of “ZU Dialogues” titled, “Human Rights Vision 2020 & Beyond” in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, ZU to mark Human Rights Day on December 16, 2020.

The aim behind this online dialogue session was to enhance the knowledge and understanding of human rights, and foster attitudes of tolerance, respect, solidarity, and responsibility. Most importantly, the webinar’s purpose was to encourage everyone to develop a voice to protect those suffering from human rights violations.

The event that was hosted by Syed Muaz Shah, Director of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, ZU, served as an inspiration since the speakers involved, the host, as well as the topics discussion focused on highlighting the journey of human rights in Pakistan. Muaz Shah began the webinar by asking all students and young people watching to “be the change you want to see”.

The dialogue session comprised of Ms. Hina Jilani, founding member the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Women’s Action Forum; Barrister Shahida Jamil, Former Federal Minister for Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights; Mr. Saroop Ijaz, Senior Counsel, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch.

Minority rights and a look at the history and future of human rights in Pakistan were the main topic of the discussion during an online interactive dialogue titled ‘Human Rights Vision 2020 & Beyond’ on Wednesday.

Giving his final remarks about the discussion, Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui stated that human rights is a very important topic of discussion. “Our forefathers have sacrificed their precious lives for this country and I feel saddened to say that even after getting independence, we are still struggling and fighting to get human rights and raise our voice. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, no one has any right to violate any human’s rights.”


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