CUST Organized Seminar on Fundamental rights as citizen of Pakistan

CUST Organized Seminar on Fundamental rights as citizen of Pakistan

On 29th December, 2017 a seminar on “Fundamental rights as citizen of Pakistan” was conducted under the supervision of Ms. Maria Mashkoor. The guest speaker was Dr. Zaheer-ud-din Babar Awan, the renowned Pakistani politician, lawyer, author, analyst, columnist, and leftist writer. He enlightened the students on Articles 8 to 28 that deals with the all fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan provided to the citizens of Pakistan. These included:

  • No person shall be deprived of life or liberty, save in accordance with law (article 9)
  • Safeguard as to arrest and detention. All arrested person must be informed of grounds of their arrest, they have right to consult and defended by lawyer of their choice.
  • Right of fair trial under article 10A
  • Slavery, forced labor is prohibited and no child under age of 14 year be employed in factory and mines.
  • There shall be protection against retrospective punishment.
  • There shall be protection against double punishment and self-incrimination.
  • Freedom of movement to everyone.
  • Freedom of assembly for all citizens.
  • Freedom of association for all citizens.
  • There shall be freedom of trade, business and profession for all citizens.
  • Freedom of speech for all citizens.
  • All citizens shall have right to have access to information in all matters of public importance under article 19A.
  • Freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institution in country
  • Safeguard against the taxation for the purposes of any particular religion.
  • Safeguard as to educational institutes in respect of religion etc.
  • All citizens have right to acquire, hold and dispose of property in any part of Pakistan.
  • Protection of property rights of owners.
  • All citizens are equal and there shall be no discrimination on bases of sex etc.
  • Free and compulsory education to all children of age 5 to 16 by Government.
  • No discrimination in respect of access to public places.
  • Safeguard against discrimination in services.
  • All citizens have right to preserve their particular language, script and culture

It was a very useful and informative topic. A large number of students of Management and Social Sciences department participated in the seminar and get benefit out of it.

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