Pakistan urged to increase efforts to protect human rightsListen /
Pakistan must boost its efforts to protect the human rights of its citizens said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of her visit to the country on Thursday.
During her four day mission, Navi Pillay met with Pakistani leaders and pressed for reforms.
The High Commissioner is calling on the Government to pass legislation on crucial issues such as torture, education and women's rights.
"All rights should be available to all people in Pakistan, irrespective of their gender, religion, social group or any other consideration. Pakistan has made some advances in this respect, but has a long way to go in other areas."
Ms. Pillay also emphasized that despite recent advances, the overall picture of women's rights in the country, remains grim.