LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that Punjab government is all set to make the subject of Human Rights as part of syllabus in colleges and universities of the province.

He stated this in a seminar organised by Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Department Government of the Punjab at Lahore Garrison University, in connection with the celebrations of International Human Rights to be observed in the province on December 10. “Islam along with other religions of the world preaches humanity to respect the rights of each other which is the symbol of civilized nation,” he added. Khalil Tahir Sandhu said that Punjab government had taken concrete steps for the legislation on human rights particularly for elimination of child labour and harassment against women, empowering them with participation of 25000 women in decision making along with their 15 % job quota.   He said that human rights and minorities affairs department has established complaint cells where any citizen could lodge complaints against responsible for violation of human rights.

He stressed upon the need for every citizen to play its important role for building positive image of the country in respect of human rights.