Islamabad: The United Nations welcomed the recent legislation in Pakistan for the protection of women rights and said it would continue supporting and cooperating with the country in this respect.
The assurance was given by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Pakistan Neil Buhne during a meeting with Federal Minister for Human Rights Senator Kamran Michael here.
The visitor remained with the minister for some time and discussed matters of bilateral interest with special reference to the issues related to the promotion and protection of human rights in Pakistan.
The minister acknowledged the UN support and assistance for socio-economic development in Pakistan.
He highlighted the steps being taken by the government for the protection of human rights, especially women’s and said special committees at district level were being formed for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The UN representative congratulated the government on the recent legislation for the protection of women and appreciated its endeavours for the promotion and protection of human rights including the rights of women, child protection and minorities in the country.
He assured the country of his organisation’s full support and cooperation in this regard.