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Pakistan Religious Freedom Initiatives organized training for police on minority rights (29-30.8.2015 ), Karachi

29-08-2015
Karachi

Pakistan Religious Freedom Initiatives organized training for police on minority rights (29-30.8.2015 )
Pakistan Religious Freedom Initiatives: Leaders of Influence (PRFI) held two one-day training sessions with Police officials from 29th to 30th August, 2015 at Hotel Movenpick, Karachi. The main objective of these training sessions was to make the officials aware about the gaps in enforcement of regularity framework and about the issues related to Minority issues. It was especially for the Police Officers, to aware those about the recent laws passed on the rights of minorities. Mr Niaz Siddiki, former IG Sindh, Ms Fouzia Tariq, HR Defender and Mr Naeem Zeeshan were the trainers on both days.

On the first day of training, Ms Erum Javed, Project Manager, spoke to the participants about PRFI which is being implemented by Aurat Foundation and shared the objectives of the workshop with the participant.

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 2011, Acid Burn Act 2011and its impact on minorities. Moreover, Mr Naeem Zeeshan delivered a session on Gender and Minority rights.

A certificate distribution ceremony was held and Chief Guest Mr Ghulam Qadir Thebo , former Additional IGP Karachi, was requested  to  present  the  certificates. Certificate distribution session was followed by a tribute to Martyrs of the Pakistan Police through a candlelight vigil, Mr Qadi Thebo briefly shared the issues of the minorities as well as appreciated the initiative that Aurat Foundation had taken under this project and hoped that this collaboration would continue so that the police force could be trained on various topics such as gender and minority rights in the future as well.
In the end, the participants were asked to fill the evaluation form by Fareeda Tahir. Police officials appreciated the efforts of Aurat Foundation and stated that such trainings should be arranged more often. In the end, Ms Erum Javed  concluded the session with a vote of thanks to Mr Abdul Qadir Thebo, trainers and the participants and shared that Aurat foundation will continue its activities on the sensitization of minority issues with police trainers in future as well.