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President, PM reaffirm commitment to safeguard children rights

President Dr. Arif Ali and Prime Minister Imran Khan issued a statement. Source: FILE. .

ISLAMABAD: In their separate messages on the occasion of World Children’s Day, President and Prime Minister have reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitments to safeguard children and their rights.

In his message, President Dr Arif Alvi said government is striving to ensure that every child receive quality education and healthcare and none of them is discriminated on the basis of his or her ethnicity, religion or gender.

“This year as we continue to battle the Covid 19 pandemic, Pakistan vows to build a better future for its children,” he said, adding that the government remains committed to protecting every child from poverty, violence, and abuse.

“We continue to strive to ensure that every child receives quality education and healthcare and no child is discriminated against on the basis of his or her ethnicity, religion or gender.”

On this day, the president also pledge to protect children from the extreme effects of climate change. He said in order to rebuild ourselves it is extremely important to work collectively and the media, community, parents and children themselves come together and play their constructive role in the national effort to improve the lives of children in Pakistan.

In his message, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government is determined to ensure that every child’s rights including development, education, healthcare, participation, dignity and security are upheld.

The prime minister said in order to ensure protection of children’s rights, the Government established “National Commission of the Rights of Child” and the “Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Agency”.

He said Child Protection Institutes are being established and various legislations are being introduced to eliminate child labour, while other welfare measures also cater for children include nutrition support to malnourished children, universal health care through Health Cards.

He said the government has also introduced single national curriculum and social welfare programs through Ehsaas provide social safety to children against poverty. Most important of all, Clean & Green Pakistan has been initiated keeping in view our future generation.

He reaffirmed to pledge for protection of the rights of children in Pakistan and to provide them with equal opportunities to become productive citizens of Pakistan.

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