Supreme Court establishes Human Rights Cells at Lahore and Karachi and Minorities Wing at Islamabad while Human Rights Cell at Principal Seat is upgraded as Directorate
Islamabad, April 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): To ensure still better access to justice for deprived, destitute and vulnerable segments of society as enshrined in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, especially in its Original Jurisdiction under article 184(3), the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has established two branches of Human Rights Cells in the first phase at Branch Registries of this Court at Karachi and Lahore. Moreover, to ensure that rights of the minorities are properly safe guarded and ultimately to promote and protect such rights as required by the Constitution and International instruments, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan has also established a Minority Wing at Human Rights Directorate at Islamabad.
Further, due to actions taken by Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan, the envisioned proactive role for Human Rights Cell and to deal, all times high and Human Rights applications addressed to Supreme Court, reflecting increased public confidence in the apex court, Chief Justice of Pakistan has upgraded the HR cell of the Court as Directorate of Human Rights. The same will help in better handling of the applications on Human Rights issues, which in last few months, have increased five times. The same is expected to enhance the capacity in handling public interest litigations.
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