MoHR to ensure implementation on punishment law against child abuse in schools: minister

ISLAMABAD, Oct 2 (APP):Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Wednesday said that her ministry was utilizing its all available resources to ensure the implementation on corporal punishment law in all educational institutions across the country for curb the menace of child abuse.

The government was committed to protecting the child rights under the sincere leadership of Prime Minster Imran Khan, she said this while addressing to students of Alfrabi School and Collages here on Wednesday.

Mazari regretted that people were reluctant to speak about it and treat it as a social taboo despite the fact that it had rampage the society, she added.

She urged the parents to educate their children in this regard and adopt gender equality among girls and boys to avoid their behavioral change.

“Islam made it obligatory upon us to protect and care our children,” she said.
Highlighting the steps taken by the Ministry of Human Rights regarding child abuse she said the ministry had already launched the toll free Help Line 1099 for legal advice.

Despite the fact that Pakistan is facing many challenges, a number of steps have been taken by the government for the protection and care of our children.

She further said that Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Child Protection Act already exits to ensure the protection of children and “we are going to establish the Child Protection Commission under the umbrella of ICT Act”, she said. “Lake of awareness makes this situation worst and need to take preventive measures which requires parents-friendly relation with child” , she said.

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