ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Human Rights has taken historical initiatives to protect child rights in the Country. These initiatives include setting up the National Child Protection Centre and 12 Child Protection Committees.
The Ministry of Human Rights has established helpline 1099 to provide legal advice on child rights issues.
The schools of Islamabad are engaged for awareness campaigns on child abuse.
The judges and police are sensitized and trained on issues related to child abuse.
Police Stations are designated in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) for women and children.
Many legislations have been 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 Zaineb Alert, Response and Recovery Act, 2020 and The prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill, 2019.
Many awareness campaigns are organized on issues related to child rights i.e. child abuse, child labour, child protection, young achievers, rights of the girl child.
The 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, gang rape of a young girl allegedly by her three brothers.
Pleased to announce MoHR putting in place National Mechanism for Reporting & Follow up (NMRF) on OHCHR guidelines. Thank you Ministry of Planning for approving its inclusion in PSDP 2021. Thanks also to MOHR team for working hard to get this operationalised in record time! @ohchr
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) May 14, 2020