RAWALPINDI: Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB), Rawalpindi, has so far rescued 2,100 children found begging on city roads during the last four years.
According to District Officer Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, Nazia Tabusim, rescue teams of the bureau along with police regularly visit several city areas and rescue the kids found begging on the city roads. Nazia informed that the children taken into custody from different city areas were later presented in Child Protection Court for legal custody.
Family tracing unit of the bureau makes efforts to find out parents of such children and on provision of an affidavit that the children would not be made beggars, handed over to them. People should give information about such children on child protection helpline 1121. The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau handed over six such children to their parents last week.