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More needs to be done to protect human rights: CEO

More needs to be done to protect human rights: CEO

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Apr 08, 2015 - 18:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday termed unity government’s efforts for protection of human rights unsatisfactory and stressed that more needs to be done in this regard.

Speaking at a national conference on future of human rights in Afghanistaninfo-icon, he said protection of human rights was his government top priority and those trampling human rights would be dealt with sternly.

The government did not utilize available resources in the best possible way to improve human rights in the country, he acknowledged, adding that more efforts by all stakeholders would be appreciated to shoulder government in this connection. 

Abdullah pledged to implement all promises made during electoral campaign in line with safeguarding human rights. The conference was attended by lawmakers, ministers, members of international human rights organizations and government officials.

The role of Ulama was important to create awareness among people about human rights, he said, adding Afghanistan could not achieve durable peace without ensuring justice and equality.

Sema Samar, director Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHC), expressed her concern over massive womeninfo-icon and children rights violation in the country.

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