It has been a roller-coaster ride for human rights in Pakistan this year. On October 16, 2017, Pakistan and 11 other countries became members of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Pakistan secured more than two-thirds of votes. The news went viral and Pakistan used this success at international level to portray Pakistan as defender of human rights .
We will be discussing the highs and lows of the state of human rights in Pakistan in 2017 with a hope that 2018 will foster the climate of peaceful environment that will nourish end to human rights violations in Pakistan. In 2017 all was not well when it came to the issue of missing people that went missing right after every important national debate on human rights .