10th Annual Human Rights Conference in Islamabad
Whereas the Prime Minister Gilani’s message recalled “Human Rights as mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have emanated from the basic principles of Islam, enshrined in the last address of Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.)” He further stated “the holy month of Muharram, a landmark in the history of Islam highlights the importance of sacrifice for a noble cause.”
“Instead of discriminating people and pointing differences, we should bridge people and communities of the world” urged Prof. Ibrahim Khan, Jamat-e-Islami Parliamentarian. He also stressed that on the basis of the true teaching of Islam, we can achieve the goals of peace and equality all over the world.
Haji Adeel of ANP highlighted that democracy and equal rights work hand in hand hence all agencies should work in collaboration to achieve the goal of equality.
Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi, Chairman of Imamiya Council said “the safeguard of human rights is the foremost message of Islam” but it is unfortunate to note that the Muslims have failed to carry the message of peace and tolerance throughout the world..
MQM Senator, Tahir Husain Mashhadi believed that the right to education was the basic right which should be provided to all citizens on equal basis. He also stressed on one standardized system of education for rich and poor equally.
Towards the end of the ceremony awards were distributed among 25 human rights defenders in Pakistan.