Corporal Punishment banned in GB

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Plan International Pakistan and Pakistan institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS), organized a 5-Day workshop for the members of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly, the event was held at Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services.
The Gilgit-Baltistan Prohibition of Corporal Punishment against Children Act 2015 was officially launched Wednesday, by passing this legislation Gilgit-Baltistan has pioneered as the first ever province of Pakistan to legally ban corporal punishment.
The 5-day workshop aims to produce valuable outputs in a mutually beneficial & learning environment for the members of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly. The focused areas of the training include the Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment & Self Governance) Order, 2009, The Rules of Business, The GBLA Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business, orientation on legislative and policy issues related to children with focus on girls, Budget & Oversight on Sustainable Development Goals.
Commenting on the launching ceremony, Chief Guest Mr. Hafiz Hafiz-ur-Rehman Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan emphasized the importance of education and appreciated Plan International Pakistan’s efforts to bring quality to education by eradicating corporal punishment. “One of our main focus as a nation is to eradicate illiteracy and we need to take concrete steps at the grassroots level towards this aim.

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