Islamabad: (Friday, 02nd September 2016)                                                                                                                                                   Print

Treaty Implementation Cell on Friday discussed a roadmap to implement 27 UN Conventions to which Pakistan is a signatory. While chairing 12th meeting of the Cell, its Convenor and Attorney General for Pakistan, Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali, highlighted the fact that rights of the people of Pakistan are enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan and laws of the country. It is not just the implementation of UN conventions, but adherence to the Constitution and the laws that are imperative and binding on all of us.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of the federal and all relevant provincial departments including Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and the representative from International Labour Organization (ILO and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF).

The meeting decided to simplify labour laws in the light of Justice Shafi ur Rehman Commission report. With a model followed by Sindh provinces, rest of the federating units were asked to translate all the laws into Urdu for larger understanding and public awareness.

The meeting decided that all the heads of Federal and Provincial Higher Education Commission (HECs) would be recommended to introduce degrees and diplomas on labour related matters.

The Attorney General for Pakistan directed the ministries and departments to showcase Pakistan’s achievements and progress on human, women, child and labour rights, environmental protection, anti-narcotics, and anti-corruption.

Earlier highlighting progress and achievements from all the provincial governments and federating units, representatives from Ministries of Human Rights, Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Climate Change, National Accountability Bureau and Narcotics Control Division made detailed presentations on the state of implementation on the Constitution of Pakistan and international conventions and accords.