“Role of Lawyers in the Protection of Human Rights”
at Gilgit Baltistan Bar Association
The IRD organized a seminar on “Role of Lawyers in the Protection of Human Rights” at Gilgit Baltistan Bar Association on 14 September 2017. The lawyers, judges and community people participated in the seminar. Mr. Muhammad Shahzad Hussain, Vice Chairman, and Mr. Iqbal Shahzad welcomed the delegation.
Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan, Acting President, IIUI said that lawyers are the dynamic community of society. In this respect their responsibilities are doubled. He said that people are not satisfied just by the rules. As long as the justice does not reach to the common man, the atmosphere of peace and satisfaction couldn’t be established in the society.
Dr. Husnul Amin, Executive Director, IRD said that lawyers have important role to play in society. He reminded that lawyers started a movement against a Dictator and brought it to a logical conclusion. He said that the IRD will invite the lawyers of Gilgit-Baltistan to Islamabad to express their views on the rights of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Mr. Shahzad Hassian, Vice President of the Gilgit Bar Association said that human rights in the whole world are in jeopardy and the case of Gilgit Baltistan is evidence in this respect. He demanded to give constitutional status to Gilgit-Baltistan.
Dr. Qaiser Shahzad said that we should look at the reality rather than seeing the things as symbols. He said that there is a fever and headaches, not a disease, no sign is treated, but the disease is announced. He said that there are signs of insecurity and disorder in the society that human rights in society are getting worse, people are not getting justice. Therefore, instead of fighting behind the symbols we need to pay attention to the real problem.
Senior Journalist Sabookh Syed said that freedom of expression is the fundamental right. Islamic teachings and global laws protect each individual’s rights. We have to establish a society in which there is a complete freedom to give human opinion. He said that the people who walk in the shadow of fear never develop.