Protection of children rights joint responsibility of State, society

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The constitution of Pakistan ensures that no single child should remaine deprived of education and, therefore, the present government has taken multifarious steps for the welfare of the students including scholarship to the needy students.
This was stated by Dr. Nadeem Shafiq Malik, Chairman, National Council of Social Welfare, while addressing third roundtable conference “The Implementation of Compulsory Education Act (25-A), in ICT Problems and Solutions” organized by NCSWon Wednesday.
Dr. Nadeem Shafiq Malik chaired the conference, while Syed Ishtiaqul Hassan Gillani, CEO UGOOD, was the chief guest.
In his presidential address, Dr. Nadeem said that to ensure the protection of rights of children is not only the responsibility of the state but also of the society.
He said NCSW is presently making a comprehensive policy draft for the protection of social rights of the children of ICT.
The recommendations of the participants of the conference will be adopted and implemented according to its spirit for the sake of children’s better future.
The other speakers, Syed Ishtiaqul Hassan Gillani, Mrs. Sadaf Gohar, Idara Taleem-o-Agahi, Ms. Fazila, Shirakat Foundation, Ms.Imrana Jalil, Aurat Foundation, Ms. Stephan, Stephan Foundation, Ms. Riffat Shuja, Bedari Foundation, Ms. Qudsia Mahtab, activist for Child Rights, Haseeb Khawaja, activist for Child Rights and Ms. Zohra Khanum, Hashoo Foundation said, “We are striving for a progressive and developed society which is free from poverty exploitation and ignorance. For the achievement of this goal, the provision of quality education and suitable environment for the children is collective responsibility of the society.”