International Human Rights Day was observed on Wednesday.  

In their separate messages on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan stands committed to protect and promote human rights of every citizen.

The President said upholding human dignity, safeguarding human rights and ensuring human freedom and equality are among the fundamental principles of Islam.

The Prime Minister urged the nation to join hands to fight discrimination and extremism.       

He said the government is steadfastly working towards establishing equality for all human beings and an environment of peaceful co-existence and non-discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, colour, race and religion. 

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