Pak will continue working to fulfill its commitments under Int’l Conventions: PM Khan

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IMRAN urges parliamentarians to keep in touch with people to resolve their problems

From Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan will continue working to fulfill its commitments under the 27 International Conventions it is party to, including six Human Rights Conventions and which are part of GSP Plus agreement.

In a series of tweets yesterday, he said these commitments are beneficial for us. He said Pakistan’s trade has benefited from the EU’s GSP Plus agreement.

The Prime Minister said already Pakistan’s Green initiatives including Billion Tree Tsunami and Human Rights National Action Plan have been appreciated by the EU.

He said as our trade and economy continue to benefit from GSP Plus we are committed to furthering our human rights commitments for the benefit of our people. He said we have enacted a law to ensure women’s right to inheritance.

He said Pakistan is committed to enforcing laws against child labour and in support of transgenders; filling in legislative gaps including on torture, protection of journalists and media professionals and our other human rights commitments.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the parliamentarians to keep in constant touch with people in order to resolve their problems on immediate basis.

Talking to a group of parliamentarians of national and provincial assemblies during separate meetings here on Wednesday, he assured that government will provide all possible resources in this regard.

The meetings discussed prevalent situation of coronavirus in the country and public welfare and development issues.

The parliamentarians lauded the vision of Prime Minister on introducing a balanced strategy of lockdown to mitigate the sufferings of daily wagers in curtailing the spread of corona virus.

The Prime Minister said parliamentarians should ask people in their respective constituencies to take maximum precautionary steps against coronavirus.

He also gave directions to members on eradication of profiteering and hoarding and to ensure availability of essential items to people.

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