Message from Honorable Chairman

Justice (Retd) Ali Nawaz Chowhan

Human Rights are not a free gift. They were only won by hard struggle. This struggle with all its efforts and sacrifices was inevitable.

But much more has to be done in this area for the promotion and protection of the human rights guaranteed by the constitutions and international conventions to which we are a party.

This vacuum is now filled through the creations of National Human Rights Commission under Act XVI 2012. For this we have to be thankful to the parliament and the government.

This body is fully committed to work on its huge mandate as in section 9 of the Act. This will be possible through cooperation of bodies already working in service of the people of Pakistan human rights. Which is a sine qua non for a civilized democratic order.