LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ejaz Alam Augustine on Thursday
stressed the need for societal behaviour modification to ensure respect for peoples’ rights,
especially of minority communities.
He expressed these views while speaking at multi-stakeholder dialogue “Towards Improved Human Rights Protection in Punjab”, jointly organised by the Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and Punjab Human Rights and Minority Affairs Department here.
The minister announced that the Punjab government was set to introduce interfaith harmony policy
which was aimed to promote peaceful coexistence.
On the occasion, Punjab HR&MA Secretary Nadeemur Rehman said the provincial government, despite
numerous challenges, was endeavouring to introduce policy recommendations for improved human
rights protection in the province.
Punjab Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights and Minority Affairs Chairperson
Tahir Khalil Sindhu, Senior human rights champion Hussain Naqi, HR&MA Deputy Director Muhammad
Yousaf and others were also present.