The declaration of intent accompanying the law stresses that "there are 56 nations in the world where this type of organization is operating", born also thanks to pressure from the United Nations and international treaties. Peter Jacob explains that in addition to affecting the human rights situation in Pakistan - the UN Council will meet in October 2012 to assess the reality of the country - the newly born body will be of " added value " and have "enormous potential" because it creates an institution based on the universal values “of rights and freedoms." He adds that the functioning of the organism, within Pakistani bureaucracy, is "a huge challenge for the NHRC," which will have to meet "high expectations".
Regarding the composition, the Christian activist says that 11 members will have to be "motivated, capable and able to quickly develop answers" to problems and needs. An efficient machine and able to move both nationally and in accordance with individual provincial governments, taking a cue from some of the directives of the Indian and South Korean models. The "role" played by this new institution, continues Peter Jacob, along with the quality of "formation" and the degree of its "autonomy" will be crucial to its success. In addition, in order to avoid past failures its "economic and legal autonomy", which Parliament will be called to guarantee, is essential.
However, sys the executive secretary of NCJP, "the biggest challenge" will be to "create a culture of human rights in the social, political and judicial system", which today is struggling to recognize this fundamental and essential value. The country is tired of discrimination, says Peter Jacob, and it is time to implement the principle of the "equal rights of citizens", which until now has remained a solely theoretical value without any practical application. Finally, he also suggests the formation of a commission for truth and reconciliation, but most of all, points out that a "strong start" is needed because "it is urgent."