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Three held in Lahore for child prostitution

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LAHORE: A Child Welfare and Protection Bureau team arrested three men accused of running a child prostitution racket and recovered three children from their custody in a sting operation in Data Darbar area on Saturday night. The suspects were handed over to the Data Darbar police who registered a case against Sabir Kala, Akhtar Ali […]

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Child labour increases in Pakistan while numbers drop internationally

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KARACHI: Pakistan ranks number three in the world with the highest prevalence of child and forced labour despite a significant decline in the number of child labourers recorded worldwide, it emerged at a seminar on Friday. Titled ‘Elimination of child labour in Pakistan’, the seminar was organised by the Society for the Protection of the […]

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Pakistan to lift official YouTube ban within days

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KARACHI: Pakistan is likely to lift the ban on YouTube within days to reciprocate the move by Google, the parent company, which launched a localised version of the website in Pakistan earlier this week, officials at the helm of developments confirmed to The Express Tribune. The internet giant, on Tuesday, announced the launch of YouTube’s […]

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Sindh police not conversant with laws on human rights, workshop told

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LARKANA: Speakers at a training workshop said police were not fully conversant with the laws dealing with fundamental human rights violations such as domestic violence, child abuse, tribal conflicts, violation of minorities’ rights and therefore these laws were not enforced in letter and spirit. They were speaking at the two-day workshop to train police officials […]

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Giving street children a second chance

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Karachi: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11-year-old Chandni escapes her makeshift abode under the Cantonment flyover in a white van for two hours of respite. “I don’t tell my mother that I leave. She forbade me to come here. She says it is no good and I should stay home and help with the housework when […]

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Child rights commission, more protections for children under PPC, CrPC okayed

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee approved on Thursday a bill for the establishment of the National Commission on the Rights of the Child. It also okayed amendments to existing laws, changing the definition of a ‘child’ to someone who was “under 14 years of age”. The only exception to this definition will be under the new […]

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Senate, NA committees to discuss child protection rights

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ISLAMABAD: Two committees of the National Assembly and Senate will next week take up the issue of the setting up of a national commission for protection of rights of the children. The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights is scheduled to discuss the matter on Monday triggered by the child abuse in Kasur. The National […]

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