ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved a draft action plan to improve human rights situation in the country and decided to allocate Rs400 million for human rights education, sensitisation and awareness.

According to an announcement by the Prime Minister Office on Saturday, Rs150m would be provided during the current financial year through a supplementary grant, and Rs250m through budgetary allocations in the financial year 2016-17.

Mr Sharif has approved an amount of Rs250m for the National Institute of Human Rights, of which Rs100m will be provided through the Public Sector Development Progra­m­me during the current financial year and Rs150m during the year 2016-17.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2016

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