Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari, while expressing deep concerns, has taken serious notice of reports - appearing on social media – in which a screaming woman is being manhandled by some men, who introduced themselves as officials of Darul Aman in Dera Ghazi Khan on Saturday and strongly condemned the inhumane act.

The Human Rights minister directed the concerned officials to conduct a fact-finding inquiry and to furnish a detailed report to the ministry on priority basis.

Dr Shireen Mazari had a telephonic conversation with the DG Khan Deputy Commissioner and concerned officials of Darul Aman and social welfare department and asked it to hold a departmental inquiry over the matter.

She also asked them to appoint female staff in Darul Aman instead of male staff. As per the directives of the Federal Minister, DG Khan DC again visited the Darul Aman to look into the matter.

Dr Shireen Mazari said that the Human Rights Ministry remained serious to take different productive measures to eradicate such incidents and were determined to safeguard the human rights at every cost.

She shared that the ministry has always taken care of the rights of human beings with special focus on women and children. “We will also form solid policies to address such issues on priority basis,” she said.

She added that the ministry would formally send the request to the provincial government to appoint the female staff in Darul Aman soon. The minister said that women are enjoying equal rights.

The officials of Social Welfare Department apprised the minister that two officials of Darul Aman has been suspended for their negligence and detailed inquiry report will be submitted to the Human Rights ministry soon.