EU ambassador calls on Minister Ejaz Alam.

LAHORE -- Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara, along with the first secretary Dilarde, called on Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Ejaz Alam Augustine in the minister office on Monday.

Issues regarding GSP Plus status, Pak-Europe relations, Kashmir issue, human rights, protection of religious minorities and the role of the treaty implementation cell were discussed in detail.

The minister apprised the measures taken by government for the welfare of minorities including allocation of five per cent quota in government jobs, setting up of minority advisory councils, district committees on human rights, government jobs in civil administration, police and judiciary through 5 per cent mandatory quota etc.

Ejaz Alam said the government was fully aware of its international obligations and Ministry for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs was closely monitoring the Acts and legislation relating to the elimination of torture, protection of women rights and elimination of the menace of child abuse.

He said...

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