NCRC holds consultation on KP legislative reforms

Observer Report

The National Commission on the Rights of Child held a one-day consultation on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa legislative reforms on KP Child Protection and Welfare (Amendment) Bill, 2020 with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Legislators.

The consultative meeting was attended by the Speaker of Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani, Chairperson National Commission on the Rights of Child, Ms. AfshanTehseen and NCRC members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

With the violence against children surging in Pakistan, the consultation was aimed to discuss the proposed amendments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Act with special committee on child sexual abuse.

One of the major objectives of the Consultation was to strengthen the coordination between the National Commission on the Rights of Child and major stakeholders including policymakers to work effectively on child related legislations for the promotion and protection of children in the country.

Further, to strengthen the child protection systems in KP to address the issues of child abuse more effectively.

Mushtaq Ghani lauded the efforts of the National Commission on the Rights of Child and its progress on promotion and protection of child rights in the country.