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Elimination of child labour a mission: CM

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday said elimination of child labour from kilns was his mission and this menace would be removed at any cost. Addressing a meeting of a steering committee constituted to curb child labour from kilns, the CM said all-out resources would be provided to resolve problems of children working at brick […]

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Child marriage: The scourge of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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PESHAWAR: As the world celebrates International Day of the Girl Child, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is still dealing with the menace of forced and early marriages. To highlight the unique challenges faced by adolescent girls, Blue Veins held a provincial youth assembly in collaboration with the Human Rights Directorate, K-P and Fata Alliance to End Early, Child and […]

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The way forward: Even with laws, child rights not being upheld, lament activists

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KARACHI: Activist Rubina Brohi, who spent her childhood playing out on the streets, doesn’t let her six-year-old daughter go outside to the nearby shop, even with the girl’s father. “I don’t give her permission to go. I feel insecure…” Taking the discussion further, chairperson of the Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Justice (retd) Majida Rizvi, […]

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Govt urged to form commission on child rights

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LAHORE: Child Rights Movement (CRM), a coalition of 30 civil society organisations, has urged the Punjab government to establish a provincial commission on the rights of children without delay. “It is unfortunate that even after ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 25 years ago, there is no body with […]

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Acting president for CCI meeting on child rights

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ISLAMABAD – Acting President and Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has asked the government to call a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) to introduce comprehensive and equal laws on child rights in provinces and ensure their implementation. Speaking at a seminar on child rights at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) […]

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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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Minister tells NA of laws being made for child rights

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ISLAMABAD: With the case of alleged sexual abuse of children in Kasur district of Punjab making headlines, the issue of successive governments’ failure to effectively legislate for child protection has yet again come to the fore. During the ongoing session of the National Assembly, the house was provided with a list of initiatives which are […]

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An ‘act’ to curb child labour, hazardous jobs

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LAHORE: The new draft law dealing with child labour in the commercial and industrial sectors of Punjab is all set to become an Act aimed at banning children up to 14 years from all types of employment. It also aims to ban all adolescents (up to 18 years) from the employment of all hazardous occupations. […]

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At risk: Pakistan’s child rights efforts stunted

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is lagging in its commitment to educate its children and is simply “sugarcoating statistics” to appease the outside world. This was said by Marium Soomro, the advocacy and communication manager at Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child. She was speaking on Tuesday at the “Pakistan’s Performance on Implementation of […]

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Call for enactment of pending child rights bills

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Islamabad: Calling for enactment of all pending bills and release of budgetary allocations, a group of civil society organisations has welcomed recent movement for enactment of pending child rights related legislation at the federal level, including the National Commission on the Rights of the Children (NCRC) Bill. The Child Right Movement (CRM) Pakistan — a […]

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Call for providing protection to street children

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QUETTA: Speakers at a seminar on child rights have stressed the need for providing protection to street children and children working as domestic servants. The seminar was jointly organised by Unicef, the government of Balochistan, Child Rights Movement and other organisations. The speakers said street children were often subjected to sexual assault and they had […]

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Child rights in Pakistan

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According to the 2012 State of Pakistan’s Children report released by Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), 25 million children are out of school, 12 million are engaged in labour while around 618 newborn babies die every day in the country. No wonder then that SPARC has termed the state […]

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Rights of children Government urged to implement UPR recommendations

LAHORE: The human rights activists have urged the government to implement the child rights related recommendations for the country made in the previous Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report on Pakistan. They also urged the government to accept new recommendations of recent Human Rights Council’s (HRC) session held on Oct 30 in Geneva, Switzerland. The participants […]

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