Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Pakistan on Friday staged a demonstration at Chowk Nawan Shehr to express solidarity with the Health volunteers and workers. The demo was led by Rashid Rehman Advocate in charge of Task Force of HRCP here today. Protestors vehemently condemned the armed attacks on members of anti-polio campaign teams in different parts of the country over the past two days.
They condemned the attacks on the people engaged in a campaign for a noble cause and demanded immediate measures by the government to ensure their safety and security. Pakistan Seraiki Party and Human Rights Foundation jointly organised a rally led by Babu Akram Ansari. They vowed to support to the volunteers serving anti polio drive to make Pakistan a polio-free country and they would not bow down before the terrorists.
They demanded arrest of the attackers and a Rs 2 million compensation for each deceased victim. They said that announcement for payment of Rs 0.5 million to the deceased families was not sufficient. They also called for the arrest of a religious party activist who, they claimed, threatened a lady health worker with dire consequences if she tried to enter his home for administering polio drops to his children.
Source: Business Recorder