Will leave no stone unturned for human rights: Sadiq

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: National assembly (NA) speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, in a statement on Sunday, said that Islam establishes the concept of equality for all human beings and provides an environment of peaceful co-existence, free of any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, colour, sex, race and religion.

Sadiq said that the address of our holy prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on "hijjat-ul-widah" (the last sermon) was a universal declaration of human rights, therefore respect of all is obligatory for every Muslim.

Hence the constitution of Pakistan guarantees protection of life and liberty of every citizen regardless of religion, race, creed or colour, he mentioned.

“A progressive, balanced and just society is the one, which ensures that rights of all citizens are safeguarded through political, legal, economic, cultural and social instruments and frameworks. For any state to achieve durable peace and foster democracy, it is imperative that it puts in place mechanism aimed at ensuring that rights of the people are protected”, he added.

On International Human Rights Day, observed on Sunday, NA speaker Sadiq urged that the protection of human rights for all is a prerequisite for establishment of a civilised and progressive society. We will leave no stone unturned to make this happen.