KARACHI, December 9: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has pledged that his Party will continue to stand up as a strong voice for upholding human rights and stiff resistance against violations anywhere.
In his message on International Human Rights Day being observed under the United Nations umbrella, the PPP Chairman said that PPP considers human rights as inalienable and uncompromisable in any kind of situation or condition. “Imprisonments, solitary confinements, lashes and even the gallows could not deter the PPP leadership and workers to go on back-foot in its struggle for basic human rights, democracy and equal opportunities for all,” he added.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pointed out that there was no political prisoner during previous PPP government but Nawaz Sharif rule has worsened the human rights violations, especially against weak segments like women and minorities are being committed with impunity. “PPP is taking up these violations of by Nawaz government and his Interior Minister in the Parliament and will held them accountable before the elected Houses of the people of Pakistan,” stated.
He said that PPP will protect the basic human rights of all the citizens without any discrimination and won’t tolerate any violation whether by government or individuals. In fact, all the legislation meant for safeguarding human rights in the country had either been initiated, sponsored or overwhelmingly supported by PPP and we are proud of that, he added.
PPP Chairman condemned the cruel atrocities against the people of Held Kashmir by Indian occupation forces and urged the United Nations to grill India for indulging in such horrible violations of fundamental human rights in the occupied valley despite being a signatory to the Universal Human Rights Declaration.