Message from Dr. Shireen M. Mazari Minister for Human Rights on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, 20th November, 2018

Islamabad, November 19, 2018 (PPI-OT): It gives me great pleasure our Nation is commemorating Universal Children’s Day on 20th November along with the international community. The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan guarantees the rights of the Child. Accordingly, our Government is committed to implementing measures, including legislation, for the realization of our constitutional and international commitments on the Rights of the Child. Most significantly, Islam makes it obligatory upon us to protect and care for our children. Despite the fact that Pakistan is facing many challenges, a number of steps have been taken by the present Government for the protection and care of our children reflecting its political will and commitment.

In order to protect various rights of children, the Ministry of Human Rights had promulgated key laws like Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018 and ICT Child Protection Act, 2018, and has prepared bills like the Zainab Alert Bill. There is, however, a realization that all the stakeholders must put their sincere efforts towards making the society tolerant and ensuring healthy growth and development of children.

In this regard the Ministry of Human Rights is actively pursuing awareness campaigns and ensuring implementation of existing laws. It is our national duty to protect all our children and provide them equal opportunities without any discrimination. I hope that the corporate sector and media will play their proactive role in supplementing the Government’s efforts to create a safe and enabling environment for all our children.

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