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‘Govt must expedite draft National Action Plan for child protection’

By Asim Yasin
March 29, 2023

ISLAMABAD: Convener Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights Ms Mehnaz Akber Aziz reiterated that the National Plan on Child Protection must be given ownership to safeguard the rights of children.

“Protecting children is the collective responsibility of each citizen as the bright future of the country is interlinked with the provision of basic human rights to each child,” she said while chairing the meeting of the Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights.

Convener Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights Ms Mehnaz Akber Aziz said the National Action Plan should be expedited by the government as its draft is already in the Ministry of Human Rights.” Aziz also said that a strong oversight body is required for the implementation of the National Action Plan. The Caucus deliberated on reviewing the laws and policies regarding child protection and welfare.

Qadir Khan Mandokhail and Ms Asiya Azeem stressed the need to speed up the formulation of an action plan regarding the well-being of children. Aziz also briefed the meeting on basic constitutional provisions to safeguard the basic rights of children.