KABUL (Pajhwok): A Human Rights Commission within the framework of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) was inaugurated with effect from Wednesday.
High ranking government officials, Wolesi Jirga members and ambassadors of the Islamic countries were present during the inaugural event of the commission.
HNRC Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during his opening remarks said: “Respect and implementation of human rights can help pave the way for peace talks. You may decide how a just and impartial peace could be established.”
He termed human rights violations one of the reasons behind the ongoing war and stressed everyone should work to prevent human rights abuses.
Abdullah added: “There is no superiority in targeting civil society activists. If armed opponents are doing so then this is not the legitimate way.”
Dr. Aleema, head of the human rights and civil society at the Ministry of Peace, said the purpose of this commission was to ensure human rights during peace talks and to consolidate discussions on human rights in peace talks and post peace talks.
She said Eng. Zahra MutaharAhmadzai, women affairs and human rights head of the HCNR, Shaharzad Akbar, head of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), Dr. TafseeraHashami, HCNR secretary, Arnawit Paul EU deputy ambassador and herself would be the members of this commission.