Pak minister Sherry Rehman to receive international peace award

July 14th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Islamabad, July 14 (ANI): PPP leader and Pakistan Information Minister Sherry Rehman has been nominated for the International Peace Award 2008 for Democrats, for her contribution for the promotion of democracy and human rights in her country.

The award is conferred by the International Human Rights Commission every year.

Sherry, who is considered close to Bhutto family, would be the second PPP leader to get this award after former premier Benazir Bhutto, who received the award in 1996. She was in the same car in which Benazir Bhutto was gunned down on December 27 last year after she had finished addressing a party rally in the run up to the general elections.

Dr Muhammad Shahid Amin, ambassador and chairman of the International Human Rights Commission, said that the award was being conferred on Sherry for her role in promoting human rights and justice for the women.

The Award is recognition of the services rendered by Ms Rehman in the area of democracy, human rights, gender justice, women development and media independence. In her political and journalistic career spanning over two decades, she has made remarkable contribution for the promotion of democratic values, equal rights and media freedom. She played a very important role for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan , the dawn quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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