National Conference on Business & Human Rights

Global Compact Network Pakistan in collaboration with the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan organized a National Conference on Business & Human Rights under the theme “Business and Human Rights as an inevitable agenda for Business Sustainability” on 10th February 2023.

Ms. Nilofar Bakhtiar, Chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women and Mr. Jawed Sibghatullah Mahar, Secretary Human Rights Department, Government of Sindh were the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour of the Conference.

We invited prominent human rights champion organizations and a panel of experts to share their experiences and showcase their best practices and initiatives in promoting the principles of Business and Human Rights.

Mr. Majyd Aziz, President GCNP, Mr. Fasihul Karim Siddiqi, Executive Director GCNP, Ms. Shaiyanne Malik, President Women Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Kiran Zubair, CEO Theori Y, Ms. Arshia Ahmed Saqib, Vice President Talent & Culture Engro Corporation Limited, Mr. Itfaq Khaliq Khan, Programme Lead Sightsavers (UK), Mr. Zulfiqar Shah, Member Sindh Human Rights Commission, Ms. Zehra Akbar Khan, General Secretary Home Based Workers Federation, Ms. Zeenia Shaukat, Director The Knowledge Forum and Dr. Mustaghis ur Rehman, Associate Dean/Principal Bahria Business School addressed the gathering.

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Press Release

Tripartite stakeholders must protect human rights — Nilofar Bakhtiar

“The Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework provided by the UN Guiding Principles outlines a roadmap as to how the State should protect human rights in the context of business activity. These principles obligate the stakeholders including the government employers and workers to meet the international obligations under the core UN Human Right treatise and core ILO Conventions to which Pakistan is party.” Ms. Nilofar Bakhtiar, Chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women, highlighted this as Chief Guest of National Conference on Business and Human Rights organized by UN Global Compact Network Pakistan and Employers Federation of Pakistan in Karachi.

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Start Time

3:00 pm

February 10, 2023

Finish Time

5:30 pm

February 10, 2023


Mövenpick Karachi : Club Rd, Civil Lines Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75530

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