Representatives of civil society, trade unions and academics in a meeting also demanded that the proposed law to declare forced disappearances as a criminal offence be introduced without delay and all the missing persons be recovered.
Representatives of civil society, trade unions and academics have demanded an end to attempts to abrogate the Constitution and impeachment of President Arif Alvi for his role in subverting the Constitution.
The demand was made in a meeting of Civil Society, Trade Unions and Academics held at HRCP Karachi Office on April 8, 2022, chaired by Hussain Naqi (HRCP) and Karamat Ali, convener NLC.
They appreciate the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court and demand impeachment of President Arif Alvi for his role in the attempt to subvert the supremacy of the constitution.
They also demanded immediate constitutional and electoral reforms to make the constitution more pro-people so as to safeguard basic fundamental rights, right to employment and social security.
The civil society, trade unions and academics demand an end to all types of discrimination including against the women, minorities, genders and working classes.
The civil society, trade unions and academics further demand that the proposed law to declare forced disappearances as a criminal offence be introduced without delay and all the missing persons be recovered, and the parliament approve a comprehensive law to protect basic fundamental rights.
They said that the only way to end the economic turmoil is reforms aimed at mitigating the suffering of the poor, enlarging regional trade, reduction in military budget and harmonizing relations with neighboring countries.
The civil society, trade unions and academics demand that further negotiations with the IMF should consider the past four years’ severe impact of such reforms on the poor and working classes, and all loan agreements must be approved by the people’s representatives in the parliament.
Asad Iqbal Butt (HRCP), Dr. Riaz Sheikh (ZABIST), Faisal Edhi, Dr. Riaz Ahmed (KU), Zahid Farooq (URC), Nasir Masnoor (NTUF), Mahnaz Rahman (AF), Zehra Khan (HBWWF), Dr. Tauseef Ahmed (Educationist), Qazi Khizar (HRCP) Saeed Balcoh (PFF), Farhat Parveen (Now Communities), Ayub Qureshi (NP), Sohail Sangi (senior Journalist), Ms Seemi Emanual, Dr Birma, Sadia Baloch (HRCP), Wahid Baloch (Right Activist), Abdul Hai (Rights Activist), Mahboob Malik (Labour Leader) attended the meeting. (PR)