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Training sessions with Karachi police on ‘rights of minorities’ held (27 - 29.7.2015), Karachi


Training sessions with Karachi police on ‘rights of minorities’ held (27 - 29.7.2015)

Aurat Foundation’s project ‘Pakistan Religious Freedom Initiatives: Leaders of Influence (PRFI)’ organized a three 1-day training sessions with police officials from South, East and West police zones  of  Karachi,  from 27th to 29th July 29, 2015, at Hotel Movenpick, Karachi. The main objective of these training sessions was to sensitize employees of law enforcement agencies, especially police officers on the rights of minorities and to increase awareness amongst them about laws that have been passed recently.

In order to conduct these sessions various trainers from all over the city were contacted including Mr Niaz Siddiki, former IG Sindh, Ms Fouzia Tariq, HR defender, Mr Faizullah Korejo, SSP Investigation, and Mr Naeem Zeeshan, Police Trainer. Moreover, since the aim of the training sessions was to target police officers from all over Karachi, police officers from South were invited to attend the first day, officers from West were the participants on the second day and on the third day officers from East attended the sessions.

On each day, the meeting started with the recitation of Holy Quran. Ms Mahnaz Rahman briefed the police officers and the rest of the participants about Aurat Foundation’s work.   

Ms Erum spoke to the participants about PRFI which is being run by Aurat Foundation and she shared the objectives of the workshop.

Ms Fouzia Tariq gave the presentation on Human Rights Constitution of Pakistan, UDHR, Mr Niaz Siddiki covered the Child Marriages Restrained Act 2013, Domestic Violence Act 2013, Acid burn Act 2011,and its impact on minorities, Mr Faizullah Korejo discussed with police officials the minorities cases and Mr Naeem Zeeshan took the session on gender.