MoHR took historical initiatives for child protection
ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) has taken historical initiatives to protect child rights in the country.
These initiatives include setting up National Child Protection Centre and 12 child protection committees.
Ministry of Human Rights has established a helpline 1099 to provide legal advice on child rights issues, a press release issued here said.
The educational institutions of Islamabad were engaged for awareness campaigns on child abuse. The judges and police were also sensitized and trained on issues related to child abuse. Police stations were designated in ICT for women and children.
Many legislations were introduced for child rights which include The Criminal Law (Second Amendment ) Act 2016, ICT Child Protection Act 2018, The Juvenile Justice System Act 2018, The Zainab Alert , Response and Recovery Act, 2020 and The prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill ,2019.
Federal Minister of Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari took notice of several complaints and cases of child rights like student tortured by principal of Private School at Talagang, video surfaced on YouTube of teacher of Madrassa abusing a girl child, case of missing child from Youhanabad, case of Farishta and assault case of a young girl. – APP