Society be sensitised on children issues

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Sukkur—Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said that half of children in the country are out of school and there is need to sensitize the society on child issues so as to ensure protection of their rights as enshrined in the United Nations charter.
He was speaking at an event held in connection with Universal Children Day organized by different International Non Government Organizations (INGOs) and NGOs here at Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO) Complex.
Khursheed Shah said he was optimist that the relevant UN agencies, corporate sector, civil society organizations, NGOs including SRSO and media would play their role to create a proactive environment for children.
He said the Pakistan Peoples Party government had taken several steps for the well-being of children that demonstrated its strong political will and commitment towards their welfare.
There was a realization that all the stakeholders must put their sincere efforts towards making the society tolerant and ensuring healthy growth and development of children, he added.
Earlier, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) SRSO Muhammad Dital Kalhoro, in his welcome address, said children were the nation’s future and called upon civil society and parents in particular to play their role in protecting children rights and imparting best possible education and training to children to enable them to face the challenges of modern era.
Deputy Commissioner Sukkur Dr Waheed Asghar Bhutti, Project Coordinator Sarah Sahar, Deputy Director Social Welfare Abdul Qudoos Memon and others also spoke.
The event was attended by media personnel, representatives of the developments sector, government officials, teachers and students. A short tableau was performed by childen of Pakistan Sweet Home Sukkur and other schools.—APP

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