It is a painful social reality in Pakistani society that there are several governmental and non-governmental organizations established to promote human rights in the country but their activities are confined only to conducting workshops and seminars in the five star hotels in the capital and cosmopolitan cities and exhausting the allocated funds from the international donors.

Unfortunately, human rights are not a central feature of the moral voice in Pakistani society. Indeed, respect for one another’s dignity is a sine qua non. Respect for human dignity includes a fair salary for all and decent living conditions with access to water, sanitation, health care and education but who cares. One must visit various parts of Pakistan, in particular, rural and remote areas to know the worst violation and denial of human rights where, nobody’s rights but a few hundred families have rights.

HASHIM ABRO, Islamabad, December 23.