Islamabad-A group of children rights organizations yesterday demanded the government to enact ‘National Commission on the Rights of the Child Bill’ on urgent basis. 

The agenda of Child rights is still unfinished in Pakistan and requires urgent attention of the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan.

Child Rights Movement (CRM), a coalition of more than 300 organizations in its statement said that government should pass all pending bills related to child rights without any further delay because it is an unfinished agenda of federal and provincial governments.

“Federal government should also enact the ICT Child Protection and Welfare Bills and establish a Child Protection System in the Islamabad capital territory,” they said. 

The CRM also urged that government must go for budgetary allocation for the National Child Protection Centre and the ICT Child Protection and Welfare Bill’s implementation.

Government should notify rules of the ICT Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2012, extend those to FATA, make budgetary allocation for the implementation of the law in the ICT region and FATA, demanded the CRM.

The federal government should also come up with a plan of action for the implementation of the recently adopted concluding observations and recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

 

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 26-Nov-2016 here.