Country’s first National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights to end discrimination, will be launched by the government today.
It will also ensure labor, health and safety standards at workplaces. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said Pakistan has become the first South Asian country to launch the national action plan.
The Minister said the action plan covers all sectors of economy and has been prepared in consultations with all the stakeholders. She said an inter-ministerial committee will also be established to ensure its proper implementation. She said the business chambers and labor unions will also be made part of it.
Shireen Mazari stressed that the rights of everybody including those of businesses and their labor needs to be protected. She said it is our obligation to protect the rights of people in every sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Adviser on Commerce Razaq Dawood said the national action plan reflects our desire to protect the rights including those of women at the workplace.