The provincial minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine has said that according to action plan, the P.M IK had approved the establishment of National task force (NTF) and now moving forward the notification of committee at district level namely district human rights committee (DHRC) being issued to ensure protection and promotion of human rights at gross root level, would be a great mile-stone. He expressed these views while chairing a departmental meeting at committee room of Human Right office. Secretary HR&MA Tariq Mahmood and other departmental officials were present on the occasion. The Secretary HR&MA briefed that DHRC shall serves as a unitary implementing force of the Punjab provincial task force on human rights established under the chairmanship of minister HR&MA Additional CS will be Vice Chairman and D.C, Superintendent of police, D.O Women department, D.O Education, D.O Health, D.O Social welfare and representatives from civil society will be members of DHRC. He further briefed to participants that TORs of the committee included to monitor human rights situation in the district, to probe cases of human rights violations, to visit jails for monitoring of inmates human rights, to visit hospitals for assessing provision of health facilities to citizens, to visit places of detention (police stations) on receipts of complaints of torture, to visit schools, colleges and universities for creating awareness on human rights, to visit orphanage-homes/shelter homes etc, to identify and recommend cases of redressal of the victim of human rights violations through concerned organizations, to submit periodic reports, information and documents related to the human rights situation to the respective provincial task force and national task force as established under the plan of action on human rights. The minister Ijaz Alam hoped that role of DHRC will be helpful to achieve the goals of the Punjab Human Rights Policy 2018 and serves at door step to the masses.

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