Islamabad: According to press reports, the federal government authorised a “national action plan” (NAP) for Business and Human Rights on Tuesday (September 28) to ensure that “all firms comply with human rights.” Pakistan will become the third Asian country and the first in South Asia to have this strategy when the cabinet approves it.

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In a news conference, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that if the plan is approved, Pakistan will be one of the first countries in Asia to do so, in accordance with the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

He claims that implementing this plan will help to eliminate all forms of workplace discrimination and ensure labour, health, and safety requirements. The Ministry of Human Rights presented the NAP in order to enhance the country’s commercial and human rights status.

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The government has increased the e-visa application system to cover 191 countries, up from 50 previously, according to the ministry of communications and media. Adding more countries to the list, he claims, will assist Pakistan’s tourism industry as well as international investment and business.

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