ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill against the corporal punishment, a victory for those working of children’s rights.
The bill was tabled by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Mehnaz Akbar. The lower house of the parliament also approved an amendment proposed by the government in the bill.
A bill to prohibit #CorporalPunishment has been passed by #NA that prohibits all kinds of corporal punishment against children in all educational institutions. Bill was presented by @MehnazAkberAziz, Chairperson Child Rights Special Committee at SDGs Parliamentary Taskforce pic.twitter.com/L5OrMtqoLo
— National Assembly of Pakistan🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) February 23, 2021
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