With deep grief it has to be said that nowadays incidents of child abuse are common found in newspapers and other forms of media. Child abuse is a nefarious social evil that has culturally entrenched itself. Children in Pakistan have to cope with physical violence, sexual abuse, trafficking and forced labour. They are also many grey figures when it comes to reporting child abuse. Unfortunately, most child abuse occurs within the family. Many children are robbed off their childhood which is an age of enjoyment and learning. The hapless victims of abuse are scarred for life.

I request the government to take firm action against child offenders and put a stop to nefarious and grotesque practices like child abuse. Each child deserves a stable childhood.

KHADIJA KURD,

Turbat, August 22.