QUETTA: Speakers at a seminar held on Saturday to mark International Children’s Day stressed the need for making effective laws for protection of children’s rights.

The seminar was organised by the Child Rights Movement, Balochistan, at Jamia School Huda. The Child Rights Movement is a group of like-minded civil society organisations established with the aim to work jointly for promotion and protection of child rights.

Among the speakers were some children who said that all segments of society should play their due role for protection of children and for their well-being. They said every member of society has a responsibility to raise his or her voice for making laws for protection of children effective.

Mir Bahram Lehri said statistics showed that hundreds of cases of violence against children were reported across the country over the past few months. He called for making Balochistan’s Child Protection Unit functional at the district level.

Seminar marking International Children’s Day held

Mir Bahram stressed the need for improving the standard of education, saying that education could create awareness among the people about the importance of children’s rights.

Saeed Ahmed Khorro urged the people to understand the importance of children’s rights and make efforts for their protection.

Chaudhry Imtiaz Sahib said that media should play a role in creating awareness about the importance of children’s protection laws. Kamal Raj said that if opportunities were given children could play a very effective role in the development of the country.

Sanaullah Mengal said that children should be given modern education. At the end of the programme, prizes were distributed among children.

Published in Dawn, November 21st, 2021

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