Human Rights Department, Government of Sindh organized a seminar on 'Fundamental Rights in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan – 1973' as part of an ongoing series of commemorative celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan - 1973.
The seminar was attended by a number of dignitaries, including Senator Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuro, Mr. Surrender Vallasai, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Human Rights, Mr. Zafar Ullah Khan, Parliamentary Expert, Ms. Kalpana Devi, Additional Advocate General Sindh, and Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Detho, Chairperson of the SHRC.
Event Chief Guest Senator Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuro presided the occasion and share the political discourse and harmonized movements that took place during the drafting of the Constitution. Senator Nisar, also highlighted the importance of fundamental rights in a democratic society.
The event is Chaired by Mr. Surrender Vallasai Special Assistant Human Rights Department share the background of the event, and welcomed the guests and speakers. He then gave a brief overview of the history of the Constitution of Pakistan and the importance of fundamental rights.
The distinguish speakers including Parliamentary Expert Mr. ZafarUllah Khan who speaks on the historical facts and non-compliance of the constitution, He said that the Constitution has been amended several times, but that many of its provisions have not been implemented.
Additional Advocate General Sindh Ms. Kalpana Devi, share the challenges and implementation issues for Minorities Rights. She said that the Constitution guarantees equal rights to all citizens, regardless of their religion or caste. However, she said that minorities continue to face discrimination and that their rights are not being fully implemented.
Chairperson Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Detho, share the comprehensive history of world constitutions, Mr. Detho shed light on constituting International laws from colonial era to United Nations. With absolute grip he presented the case of challenges in delivering and operationalization of Human Rights. He said that the Constitution of Pakistan is one of the most progressive constitutions in the world. He also highlighted the importance of human rights in a globalized world.
The seminar concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. Jawed Sibghatullah Mahar, Secretary of the Human Rights Department. He thanked the guests and speakers for their participation and said that the seminar was a valuable contribution to the ongoing celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the Constitution.