ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday said the government would safeguard the fundamental rights of the people, adding that, extremists would not be allowed to impose their agenda on the public, DawnNews reported.
Speaking at a ceremony in Islamabad on the International Human Rights Day, Prime Minister Ashraf said the government had successfully ratified seven out of the nine international conventions relating to human rights — those mostly include the rights for children, women and the elderly.
The premier added that Pakistan's Constitution ensured rights for all sections of society and that the country was also aware of its obligations on an international level.
The prime minister said democracy and peace were mandatory, adding that, the public should stand by the government's efforts to sustain democracy, to foster tolerance and to safeguard the rights of the people.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Ashraf referred to the steps taken by the government with respect to safeguarding the people's rights.