Former president Asif Ali Zardari said government ensure civil political rights. In a message from Dubai on the universal human rights day.
Govt Ensure Civil Political Rights .PPP Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari has called for tolerance, respect for human rights, diversity and pluralism.
Zardari PPP Co-Chairman calls for adoption of law against torture.
In a message from Dubai on the Universal Human Rights Day being observed worldwide.
He said: “On this occasion, the party demands that reports on the implementation of the international human rights conventions pertaining to ending torture and ensuring civil and political rights of citizens.
Which were signed during the previous PPP government should be submitted regularly and also made public.
I also call for the adoption of the Bill Against Torture that already passed unanimously by the Senate.
Early this year,” he said in the statement issued by the party’s media office on Wednesday.
“We also express dismay over how some laws misused against women.
And minorities in the name of religion and urge every man and woman of conscience to raise voice against it.
We salute those who suffered in the course of struggle for human rights.
And demand that special protection given to the human rights defenders who selflessly serve the cause of human rights.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari said government ensure civil political rights.
According to sources, National Accountability Bureau has been pursuing cases against the former president since its inception in 1999.
But he acquitted in four of the five corruption cases made against him.
He acquitted in the SGS-Cotecna pre-shipment inspection, polo ground, Ursus Tractors and ARY references.
The only case the Peoples People Party leader is still facing is about accumulation of assets and he has filed an appeal for acquittal.
Nawaz Sharif’s government initiated in 1997-98 a case through the then Ehtesab Bureau in Switzerland, accusing.
The late PPP chief Benazir Bhutto and Mr Zardari of having received $60m in kickbacks in Swiss bank accounts.