Consultation on human rights situation in Pakistan

WISE organized a consultation on human rights situation in Pakistan, involving civil society representatives. The participants called for the comprehensive human rights defenders’ protection policy. They were of the view that GSP+ status for Pakistan is an opportunity not only to improve the country’s economic situation, but also create a space for the realization of enhanced human rights protection in the country. They further observed that Pakistani business community is the major beneficiary of the GSP+ status. The dividends must be shared with citizens and workers of this country. The rising level of Pakistani exports to EU must match with the improved situation of human rights in Pakistan.