CHUNIAN - A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Zareena Muzaffar Trust and Sahil, an NGO, for the period of three years to launch a campaign against child abuse in Kasur.

Sahil Executive Director Ms. Manizeh Bano, National Program Manager Rizwana Akhtar and Imran visited the trust office in Changa Manga to finalize the plan.

Under the plan, 15 master trainers will train 1,350 teachers against child abuse. These teachers will implement the program in schools with 80 students per teacher for 3 years which will finally spread awareness in about 108,000 students. The programme will also provide teachers with an understanding on child rights. The aim of the programme is to sensitize teachers regarding child abuse. Sahil will also provide the teachers with tools that will help them address protection related issues with children.

MNA Sardar Muhammad Asif Nakai, MPA Sheikh Alauddin, PPP Kasur President Malik Jamil Ahmad Kalas, G.A. Khan Advocate, Munir Ahmad Bhatti Advocate, Munir Ahmad Khan Saqi, G.Secretary District Union of Journalist Kasur, Kasur Teachers Association Chairman Rana Safdar Hussain and Shabbir Ahmad Hashmi of Private Schools Association have lauded the efforts of Sahil.

Child molestation is no longer a secret or something that can only happen to other people. It crosses all socio-economic and educational levels. The abuser may be people we meet every day. They can be of any sexual.

The chance is great that the victim knows the offender. Kasur has been a victim of child abuse and many criminal cases in this regard have been registered in different police stations of the district, and many are those which are never reported.

Workers laud PML-N chief decision: The PML-N leaders and activists from Gojra, Toba and Kamalia have welcomed the decision of party Chief Nawaz Sharif for granting party ticket for Senate seat to the former MNA Mohammad Hamza.

According to a press release issued here the other day, PML-N District President Amjad Ali along with other office-bearers thanked the party Nawaz Sharif for granting ticket for Senate seat to the central working committee member Mohammad Hamza.