LAHORE  - Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar has said that present government is fully committed to protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

“A National Commission on Human Rights has been established and the government will ensure that the Commission remains fully active for this purpose”, he remarked while addressing a 77-member delegation of Command and Staff College, Quetta which met him at the Governor House, Lahore here on Monday.

He said that government had taken significant measures to promote rights of women, children and minorities, with particular emphasis on creating an inclusive society. The governor said that government was also committed to good governance, curbing corruption, fiscal discipline, widening the tax base and introducing measures to revive the economy. The government, he added, was also proactively taking effective measures to turn around the economy.  “The revival of economy is our foremost priority along with overcoming the energy shortage, eradicating extremism and promoting human rights”, he observed. He further said that the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan was the driving force behind all the concerted efforts for securing GSP+ status for Pakistan.