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LAHORE: Condemning the rape and murder of Zainab, the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) says Pakistan has once again failed to protect its children.

The NCJP urged the competent authorities to take under consideration all other cases related to child abuse and bring all perpetrators to exemplary justice.

In a joint statement, Archbishop Dr Joseph Arshad, NCJP chairperson, Rev Fr Emmanuel Yousaf, national director of NCJP and Cecil S Chaudhry, NCJP executive director, condemned the incident.

They demanded that the Child Protection Bureau should be activated at district level throughout Pakistan whose roles and responsibilities, function and quality needs to be redefined in the light with the protection and promotion of the children.

Published in Dawn, January 13th, 2018