Ensuring the provision of basic rights to each child: a catalyst for the development of every Nation: NA Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf 

Islamabad, November 19, 2022 (PPI-OT):Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that safeguarding the rights of children as enshrined in the Constitution of the country is the prime priority of the present Parliament. He pledged that no stone would be left unturned to protect each and every child of Pakistan as the bright future of the country is dovetailed with the secure presence of children. He expressed these views on the occasion of World Children’s day which is celebrated on 20th November each year across the world.

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the lives of more than 16 million children were devastated by flash floods. He said that they were deprived of basic facilities especially the health and education sectors were the worst affected. He said that all efforts are being undertaken to rehabilitate these children’s lives.

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf also stressed the need to eliminate child labour, Child harassment, Bonded Labour, and the elimination of cases of Child trafficking. He also said that the provision of equal opportunities to all children is vital to ensure a bright future for the country.

It is pertinent to mention that it has been the concern of the Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf as the 1st ever children’s Assembly Session was held on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Parliament House. In this session, the Children from each segment of society participated and they presented a resolution in the House.

Subsequently, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf constituted the 1st Parliamentary Caucus for Child Rights in the National Assembly with the objective of legislating for the provision of basic rights to each and every child. The basic objectives of the Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights include child-centred legislation, advocacy and Oversight, and strengthening the National Commission on Child Rights.

Furthermore, a unanimous resolution presented by the Convener of the Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights was passed during the session of the National Assembly on 19th November 2022. While realizing the challenges faced by children, the House pledges to ensure the provision of basic rights, elimination of Child Labour, access to equal opportunities, and above all focus child-centric legislation.

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