Delegation of British Council calls on minister Ijaz Alam
A delegation of British Council, led by country director Amir Ramzan called on provincial minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine at the camp office Friday to discuss their Aawaz-II programme.
Amir Ramzan briefed the minister that Awaz-II was a foreign, commonwealth and development office funded programme and its run by the British Council in 22 districts of Punjab and KPK provinces to promote the rights of children, womenfolk, youth, religious minorities, persons with disabilities, marginalized and vulnerable groups to strengthen their development.
The aim of the project is to overcome child labour, early and forced marriages, gender-based violence and promotion of social cohesion and tolerance in the society.
The minister hoped that this programme will help in the protection of human rights and sensitization of the importance of religious freedom. The HR&MA department is protecting the rights of vulnerable segments because the government of Punjab believed in dignity and fair treatment of every person; their protection in accordance with the law and government is further committed to translating the human rights principles enshrined in the constitution into legislation with the robust institutional mechanism.
Secretary HR&MA Nadeem-ur-Rehman and others were also present.