Opposition expresses dismay over incidents of child harassment

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The opposition members in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Tuesday expressing dismay over incidents of children harassment and stressed for awarding rigorous punishment to elements found guilty of the heinous crime. Starting debate on adjournment motion, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) MPA, Naeema Kishwar express concern over incidents of harassment and non-implementation of relevant law to provide help to victim.

She said the Child and Women Commission have been constituted but their working is affected by lack of funds. JUI legislator said that DNA samples are being sent to Punjab and land has not purchased for the laboratory despite allocation of funds adding that government has to improve law and order situation for strengthening provincial economy.

MPA Dr Sumera Shams said that bill to protect children rights has been passed with proposed amendments and it is duty of bureaucracy to take steps for implementation. She said that committees of Women Commission should be constituted for implementation of laws relating to protection of women and children rights.

Nighat Orakzai of PPP demanded formulation of a committee comprising treasury and opposition over the matter.

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