ISLAMABAD - Leader of opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday said that democracy could protect rights of the people so all the important decisions should be taken in the parliament and not at D-Chowk.

“Pakistan cannot afford further disturbance as we want all the decisions should be taken in the democratic institutions,” She said while addressing at a seminar on International Human Rights Day.

Criticizing PTI, he said that the parliament is the best forum to take any important decision and change should be brought through vote in the country.

“Democracy always protects the right of the people and my party since its creation believes in protecting rights of the people,” he said, adding that United Nations is violating its own charter, as it neglects the issue of Kashmir.

He further said that although protection of human rights is mentioned in the manifesto of all the political parties but PPP takes lead in providing basic rights to people. Shah also drew attention towards the miseries of IDPs of South Wazirstan, saying the government should resolve this issue on priority basis. He also mentioned human rights violations in Balochsiatn and KP.

Other speakers who spoke on the occasion included Qamar Zaman Kaira, Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed and Nafisa Shah.