Our Special Correspondent
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has constituted an 18-member committee under his chairmanship for effective implementation and enforcement of child protection rights. In this connection, the chief secretary Rizwan Memon with the approval of the chief minister has issued a notification.
According to the notification, the chief minister would be chairman of the committee while chief secretary, provincial ministers- education, law, Justice (Retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid, advisor to CM for social welfare, special assistants to CM on human rights, secretary education –member/secretary of the committee, provincial secretaries of home social welfare, human rights, IG Police Sindh, advocate Zia Awan, Sidqa Bari of Indus Resource Center, Abdul Bari Khan of Indus Hospital, Aisha Aijaz Manager Aahung and Khalid Mahmood Chairman PeaceNiche.
The ToR of the committee includes; to monitor the implementation of the decisions taken regarding introduction of changes in the curriculum/syllabi for imparting Life Skill Based Education to Children in schools of the province; To monitor the progress on teachers’ training on the modules of Life Skill Based Education; To monitor the implementation of actions required to be taken under Child Protection Authority, 2011 and other relevant laws with regard to protection of the rights of the children; To monitor the performance of the Child Protection Authority, Child Protection Unit and Child Protection Officers on the indicators and benchmarks to be decided by the committee.
The committee will be held once a month wherein, secretary school education & literacy Department and Secretary Social Welfare Department will give a presentation on the monthly progress.