LAHORE - Child rights activists have urged the federal and all provincial governments to expedite the implementation of agreed recommendations for improving the situation of human rights in the country.

Participants of a consultative meeting yesterday organised by Children Advocacy Network (CAN) Pakistan, a group comprising Human Rights activists, civil society organisations and youth volunteers, demanded legislative, administrative and other possible measures for improving situation of human rights .

“Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism under which the Human Rights Council examines the situation in every member state,” Rashida Qureshi shared.

The UPR is an inter-governmental process whereby the human rights records of a given country will be reviewed by other countries.

Ms Qureshi urged measures including establishment of independent monitoring mechanism, enact efficient legislation to prohibit and prevent the employment of children as domestic workers, expedite the adoption of the Charter of Child Rights Bill which is pending since last many years.

“Governments, both federal and provincial, have yet to take steps for implementing UPR’s recommendations,” said Iffat Saeed Ch, Legal Aid Officer CAN Pakistan.