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Coastal Communities live life worse than Prisoners of War

By: Salam Memon

Pakistan’s present democratically elected government, during last year had ratified International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights as well as the Covenant on Civil & Political Rights and after ratifying those UN Covenants the State of Pakistan has been made itself fully responsible before the international community to deliver all the basic civil, economic, social, political & cultural rights to each of its citizens. Even though the period of more than one year has been passed to that ratification, our elected legislatives neither have initiated any legislation through their elected parliament nor couldn’t they formulate even only a plan or road map yet in this regard. Hence, it could be clearly seen that there is no sign is being witnessed that in near future they would do something for implementing the UN declarations already ratified by them. In contrast, country’s vast majority of the citizens are completely deprived even of the facilities of potable drinking water and sanitation, right to education, right to information and access to better health care facilities as well as right to adequate food. The social justice has been provided only to the privileged citizens countable on fingers while a majority of common people in Pakistan have totally been neglected for.

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