The Parliamentarians Commission for Human Rights (PCHR) is a voluntary organization comprising members of Pakistani Parliament from all the major political parties and four provinces of Pakistan. These Parliamentarians have joined their hands together for the sole aim of protection and promotion of Human Rights through the parliament. The Commission's understanding of Human Rights is based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other principal Human Rights instruments. We believe that, by and large, this internationally recognized framework of Human Rights is fully compatible with Islam and the Muslims have indeed a religious duty to strive for a just society, where rights of all citizens, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, are guaranteed.
The Commission believes that the Parliamentarians have a particular responsibility to use their position as public representatives to help in the attainment of those rights that have too long been denied to our people. Members of the Commission are promoting Human Rights in all aspects of their role as Parliamentarians, whether in leading public debate, in making and amending legislation or in scrutinizing the performance of public bodies. In the arena of Human Rights, Commission is facing a multidimensional challenging situation in Pakistan, which involves almost all legal, social, economic and cultural aspects of Human life. The Commission intends to be extremely vigilant and responsive to the complaints pertaining to all these aspects of Human Rights.
The commission also recognizes the valuable contribution that is being made by numerous organizations and individuals, in public as well as private sectors, in the field of Human Rights. It wishes to ensure that the Parliamentarians use their distinctive role to complement and strengthen the work of Human Rights activists throughout the country