Lahore: The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan (HRCP) deeply grieves the lack of Brigadier (Retd) Rao Abid Hameed, who handed away in Lahore on Friday.
In a press release issued right this moment, HRCP has mentioned: ‘The late brigadier was a dedicated human rights activist and remained a member of HRCP’s normal physique for over 25 years. In line with the Fee’s ethos, his assist for the democratic motion in Pakistan by no means wavered.
‘Brig. Hameed’s contribution was vital to HRCP’s popularity. He oversaw a particular penal system reforms plan launched by HRCP in 1995, which concerned measures to enhance the circumstances of prisoners, notably amongst girls, juveniles and the sick.
He carried out a number of key fact-finding missions to assist carry present requirements of legal justice in accordance with the Structure of Pakistan and worldwide norms.
As well as, he fought a number of authorized battles to carry again Pakistani prisoners languishing abroad and to assist them safe their due rights.
‘Throughout his remaining years with HRCP, he served the Fee with out taking a single penny for his arduous work.
He will probably be remembered as a much-loved colleague, invariably humble, however one who was dedicated to the causes for which HRCP has all the time stood. His demise is a loss not just for HRCP, however for civil society and the human rights motion in Pakistan.’