The visit of the High Commissioner is part of Pakistan’s ongoing cooperation with United Nations human rights machinery.
High Commissioner for Human Rights is the senior most UN official dealing with human rights issues. During her visit she will be meeting with high-ranking Government officials and Parliamentarians and with representatives of civil society organisations.
Earlier, Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Ms Gabriela Knaul visited Pakistan from May 19-29, 2012.
She had meetings with high-level government and judicial representatives in Pakistan including the Chief Justice, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adviser to Prime Minister on Human Rights, Minister for Law and Justice and the Attorney General of Pakistan.
She also visited the Federal Judicial Academy and Sessions Court in Islamabad besides holding consultations with representatives from civil society organisations and the Bar Councils.
The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Working Group on Disappearances are expected to visit Pakistan later this year.