ISLAMABAD Though the United Nations Committee On The Rights Of The Child criticised Pakistan for poor implementation of the legislation and adoption of laws with regard to child rights issues, still there is no constructive change in the plight of the millions of children. It has been learnt that the concerned quarters have put the process of enacting and enforcing laws regarding child right issues on a back burner since submission of third and fourth periodic report to the United Nations Committee on the rights of the child. As the political parties, workers, national and international organisations and other segments of the working class claiming of taking all necessary measures to prevent children from being subjected to torture or any other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in all circumstances and devising diverse strategies for protecting their rights are silent now. Being a signatory of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 1990, the government submitted third and fourth periodic report on child rights to the United Nations Committee on the Rights Of The Child on 28th September 2009. The United Nations committee considered the combined third and fourth periodic report of Pakistan (CRC/C/PAK/3-4) at its conclusive meetings being held on 28th September, 30th November and 1st November of the same year and returned documents with concluding observation. During these meetings ratification in 2006 of ILO Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment and positive developments in the area of human rights was welcomed. However, slow pace of work with regard of the rights of children in diverse areas and poor implementation of the legislation and adoption of laws for child rights was highly criticised. According to concluding observations the Charter of Child Rights Bill, the Child Protection (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill and the National Commission on the Rights of the Children (NCRC) Bill have not yet been adopted. Effective implementation and amendment of the Child Marriages Restraint Act 1929 is also need of the time. While legislation relating to child rights is still lacking in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the province of Balochistan, the Federally Administered and Provincially Administered Tribal Areas, the Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (JJSO) is not fully recognised and implemented. The National Commission on the Rights of Children (NCRC), which is intended to replace the existing National Commission for Child Welfare and Development (NCCWD), has still not been established despite a bill being drafted for that purpose since 200. In this regard, it was learnt that the scarcity of the human and financial resources of the NCCWD is hampering its proper functioning and slow down the implementation of the projects that are under its responsibility, including the National Plan of Action for Children. Although the national policy and the plan of action was the first major initiative that provides a broad framework to both public and private sector to make holistic interventions, yet the proper implementation of short and long term strategies of NP have not been witnessed so far. Consequently no change has occurred with respect to the plight of children in last many years. Officials closed to the development opined that the poor coordination among the different bodies of the government at the federal, provincial and territorial levels and non-profit organisations is responsible for addressing the child related issues are major cause of child related issues.