Elahi, US CG discuss matter of mutual interests including bilateral cooperation

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People involved in child abuse do not deserve any exemption: CM Punjab

US Consul General William K. Makaneole called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office. He congratulated Parvez Elahi on becoming the chief minister and expressed good wishes for him. Both discussed matters of mutual interest including the expanding bilateral cooperation in different sectors.

The CM held that Pakistan-US relations have witnessed ups and downs and added that the Punjab government is desirous of maintaining the best relations with the US. Pakistan is a peaceful country and desirous of friendly relations with neighbouring countries, he added. All the citizens, including religious minorities, enjoy equal rights in the constitution while the incumbent government was following a policy of composite development by focusing on the welfare of the people, he concluded.

William K. Makaneole stated that the USA gives great importance to its relations with Pakistan and cooperation in different sectors will be further expanded with the Punjab government.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Thursday said that the working parameters of Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) need to be extended to all district of the province.

According to details, the chief minister made these remarks during a meeting with the child protection bureau’s Chairperson Sarah Ahmad.

During the meeting, Sarah Ahmad briefed CM Pervaiz Elahi on the performance of CPWB in the province.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister praised the bureau’s role in protection of children’s rights, saying that it was the provincial government’s responsibility to improve the child protection mechanism.

He stressed the need to extend child protection units to all districts of the province. “Elements involved in abuse of children do not deserve any concession,” CM Elahi said, calling for indiscriminate legal action against such people.

The Punjab chief minister also praised the performance of Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, vowing to support the CPWB at any cost.

 

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