PM chairs high-level meeting on GSP Plus

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29 Jan, 2019 7:45 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan chaired a high-level meeting on GSP Plus in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, State Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi, the minister for Human Rights and the PM’s advisor on trade were present in the high level meeting.

PM directs to conduct country-wide survey on child labour

The prime minister has directed Bureau of Statistics to conduct a country-wide survey on child labour and formulate a comprehensive strategy to extricate such children from poverty and take measures for their education.

PM ensures to protect human rights

PM Khan said that the government’s firm commitment to protect human rights and promote rights of minorities and marginalized sections of the society.

Imran Khan said ensuring and safeguarding human rights is major plank of our religion and enshrined in our constitution. He said steps should be taken to ensure complete elimination of bonded labour from all parts of the country.

PM directs to remove discriminatory signboards in clubs

The premier directed that all discriminatory signboards in clubs including those in Islamabad club, gymkhana and other public places be immediately removed.

On this occasion, the prime minister was briefed on progress made towards anti-torture, restricting death penalty, combating domestic violence and other human rights related issues.

On Jan 26, PM Imran Khan has ordered Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to purge the Punjab police of officials having criminal record.

The prime minister has ordered the chief minister to expedite the scrutiny process. Earlier, the chief minister had sought six months to complete the scrutiny.

Sources said that the scrutiny of officials having criminal record will be conducted on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Earlier, Imran Khan said that those sending money to Pakistan are ‘heroes’ and those doing money laundering are ‘villains’ of the country.

Addressing overseas Pakistanis in Doha, Imran Khan said that when PTI government was sworn in, it was just like four wickets down for 20 runs on the board. “But I know very well how to play in pressure situation, sooner the Green Passport will regain its position in the world,” he contented.

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