HCRP demands reinstatement of Fauzia Viqar as PCSW chairperson

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said that it was deeply concerned at the removal of Fauzia Viqar as chairperson of Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW).

The commission called for an immediate withdrawal of the notification and reinstatement of Ms Viqar.

“She is one of the most effective defenders of women’s rights and her performance has always been up to the mark,” it said.

Given the already narrow confines in which human rights bodies operate, they must not be subjected to political expediency. Rather, they must be allowed to function independently if they are to remain effectual, it added.