South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

It was again the Standing Committee on Human Rights of the National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan that met in August 2010 at the Parliament House and focused on various issues connected with human rights. The Committee in its meeting on August 3, 2010 expressed deep sorrow over the sad incident of the plane crash at Islamabad that resulted in the death of more than 152 passengers. It also regretted over the target killings in Karachi. It condemned the incident of Plane crash and appealed to the Government of Pakistan on the automation and computerization of the landing and the take off of planes in all airports of Pakistan.

Condemning the target killings in Karachi, it proposed that new scientific methods, cameras etc and security equipment should be installed as security measures, instead of deputing uniform civil and armed persons. It expressed concern over hoarding of arms/ammunition in the country and appealed to revise the process of issuance of licenses declaring it essential for the safety of citizens, their basic right. The Committee also approved, with certain amendments, the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) Bill, 2008.

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