Published in: August 2014
Security to citizens has always been one of the main responsibilities of a state. From the standpoint of human rights, security does not only mean fighting crime; instead it is about creating an environment conducive to peaceful coexistence of people. The situation of human rights in Pakistan is complex due to variety of factors like the country's diversity, large population and its status as a developing country. Even though the Constitution of Pakistan provides for fundamental rights, which include freedom of speech, thought etc but the on- ground situation does not adequately adhere to the Constitutional covenants.