Punjab Govt Taking Steps For Welfare Of Children

Punjab govt taking steps for welfare of children

LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Nov, 2016 ) : Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that Punjab government is taking every possible step to provide good environment for well-being of the children across the province. He expressed these views while meeting the Chief Child Protection UNICEF Sara Collman, here on Thursday. He said that the government was ensuring registration of children of brick kilns in schools, providing them scholarships and eliminating force and child labour.

He said that Punjab government in collaboration with UNICEF Pakistan was implementing international treaties regarding children in this regard. MoU would be signed soon between child advocacy network, child protection (UNICEF) and Department of Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Punjab. Minister said that Punjab was working under the guidelines of International treaties to ensure the implementation of CRPC. He said that with collaboration of UNICEF, the Department would devise a comprehensive plan for its implementation at grassroots level.

Secretary Human Rights Punjab said that Punjab government was ready for all cooperation with UNICEF. Chief Child Protection Sara Collaman has appreciated recent legislation of child labour and force labour. She also shared her opinion regarding implementation of these laws. At the end ToRs regarding MoU between UNICEF Pakistan and Human Rights Department Punjab were also discussed. Iftikhar Ahmed, head of Child Advocacy Network, Secretary Human Rights Punjab, Asim Iqbal and Deputy Director Human Rights were also present in the meeting.