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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to dispatch small delegations of Cabinet members and parliamentarians abroad to allay concerns of foreign governments on human rights violation as well as interact with the diaspora to sensitize on the gravity of offences committed on May 9, 2023, well-informed sources told Business Recorder. This decision was taken by the Federal Cabinet, in its meeting held on May 24, 2023, which met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair.

These delegations are expected to be sent this summer when a massive influx of tourists is witnessed in European countries.

During the meeting, apprehensions of United States and EU on possible human right violations, especially the trials of civilians in Army Courts, were highlighted. It was clarified that only civilians found involved in attacks on military installations would be tried under the relevant applicable laws in special standing courts and they too would have the right to appeal in the High Courts and Supreme Court.

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Those accused of damaging public property or minor offences would be tried under ATA and PPC, respectively. The Prime Minister revealed his plans to send small delegations of Cabinet members and parliamentarians abroad to allay such concerns.

It was apprised that all federal agencies/entities, including NADRA were providing all out support to the provinces. It was further revealed that all arrests were being made on identification of rioters through CCTV and electronic/social media footages. In compliance with the directions of the Prime Minister, utmost care was being exercised to ensure that no innocent was apprehended and the possibility of political victimization obviated. Out of the total perpetrators identified, 60 to 65 percent have been arrested.

A member suggested that the decisions of the National Security Committee meeting held on 16-05-2023 should be endorsed and the parliamentary resolution condemning the violence during the protests of 9th May, 2023 should be noted by the Cabinet, to which all the members agreed.

The issue of sensitizing foreign governments on gravity of the offences committed on 9th May, 2023, was also discussed in detail. It was suggested that a documentary should be prepared and shared with the diplomatic corps, and MoFA should arrange interactions of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Law & Justice with Ambassadors of key countries.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023


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BK Jun 02, 2023 06:03am
Ok so vacations for govt officials this summer paid by the taxpayers! Nice! This is exactly what is needed
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Rule of Law Jun 02, 2023 10:30am
Cabinet members are going for vacations on the expense of taxpayer's money. Foreign exchange reserves are declining continuously and at the moment Govt. has decided to speed up the process. Does SBP has anything to say about these expenses / outflow of foreign exchange or they can only restrict business activities to create unemployment!
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Taimoor Ashraf Jun 02, 2023 10:41am
State sponsored summer vacations. Hope IMF and other IFI officials actually keeping Pakistan going are taking note.
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Ash Chak Jun 02, 2023 10:48am
Does the GoP take the rest of the world to be fools? How will these members allay fears of human rights violations? This is just an excuse to pay for these people to have a vacation When there are people dying to get food, their leaders are cavorting abroad! Shameless.
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Maqbool Jun 02, 2023 11:52am
Free trips for all members of the largest cabinet in history ( and I had thought the PTI cabinet size could not be broken ). Pakistan is a rich country, but only Tax Payers do not know about it . .
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imdad kolori Jun 02, 2023 06:19pm
Ayashi on the tax of poor people - people commit suicides on 25000 min wage -
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Aman Jun 03, 2023 01:30pm
Pakistan is under undeclared but very brutal martial law. Media is completely censored. Pti is a very peaceful political organization that is capable of winning 3/4 majority if the constitution of Pakistan is followed by the corrupt army generals. World need to wake up and support Pakistan. Killing, kidnapping and torture of political workers and journalist have become norm in Pakistan. No more fundamental human rights of the citizens of Pakistan are being observed under the current regime!!!!
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Iftikhar Ahmad Jun 03, 2023 05:22pm
Please have separate links for the article and your corporate Twitter accounts. I needed to share your story but the link opens BR account
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Pakistani Jun 03, 2023 06:12pm
@Iftikhar Ahmad, they are separate. the ones underneath the headline are for the story the ones below them are corp accounts.
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