The Ministry of Human Rights, Government of Pakistan has initiated a national program to introduce Business and Human Rights in Pakistan by adopting the United Nation’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Ministry in collaboration with a number of stakeholders aims develop a National Action Plan to ensure the State of Pakistan and Businesses operating in the country adhere to the highest standards of human rights in all economic activity in the country. The national programme will not only re-emphasize the importance of human rights in business activity but will also aim to promote positive business practices and secure effective remedies for those negatively impacted by business activity.
This website serves as a repository of information to help stakeholders gain a better understanding of Business and Human Rights in Pakistan and their role in the development and implementation of a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. The website will also provide stakeholders with a single platform to learn about BHR related developments, events including nation-wide consultations, and other initiatives being conducted throughout Pakistan. Importantly this platform will allow businesses, employees, members of civil society, lawyers, and other groups to participate in the development of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights for Pakistan by being able to submit recommendations as well as report on areas of concern which they feel should be included in the National Action Plan. As the National Action Plan is drafted, each version of the draft Plan will be made publicly available on this website open for comment.