Islamabad, the 9th January, 2018(Asghar Ali Mubarak) 35th meeting of the Standing Committee on M/o Human Rights met today at 10:30 am in the Committee Room of PIPS, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Babar Nawaz Khan, MNA.
The meeting commenced with the recitation from the Holy Qura’n. The Committee confirmed the minutes of the previous meeting.
The Committee deferred the agenda due to engagement of the Mover of the Bill (Dr. Fozia Hameed, MNA)
The Committee constituted its Sub-Committee on the following TORs:
i)To discuss the steps taken by the Government to control pollution created by the industries of Hattar , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan and Labour Policy of the Government; and
ii) To submit report to the main Committee within 30 days.
The Committee was also given briefing on G.S.P Plus Status and answers on the quarries of the Committee were given by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce.
The Committee also deferred the agenda regarding details and status of the missing persons for discussion in its next meeting due to incomplete report.
The meeting was attended by Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub, Begum Tahira Bukhari, Ms. Surriya Asghar, Dr. Shazia Sobia, Ms. Kiran Haider, Ms. Amra Khan, Ms. Musarat Rafique Mahesar, Ms. Munaza Hassan, Ms. Farhana Qamar, Ms. Phyllis Azeem, Ms. Asiya Naz Tanoli, Mr. Sajid Nawaz, MNAs, Minister of State for Human Rights and senior officers from the Ministry of Human Rights, Industries, Labour, Environment and Commerce.