Govt committed to ensure children’s safety, education, health: Interim PM
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar said government was determined to ensure inclusive development, education, healthcare, participation, dignity and security for children, as envisaged in ‘UN Convention on Rights of Child’. He said the children were most precious asset of any nation and sole guarantee for its future prosperity.
Addressing an event in connection with Universal Children Day here, he said government remained devoted to well-being and safety of children. He stressed government and non-government organisations and society as a whole to contribute towards noble cause of safeguarding children rights and to make their future safe and prosperous.
Universal Children’s Day is being celebrated under theme ‘For every child, every right’ to reaffirm commitment to safeguard rights and well-being of children.
Meanwhile, children presenting Charter of Demand to interim PM. Interim PM launched ZARRA Alert App. ZARRA Alert App is mobile application that can be used to report missing and abducted children.
Appreciating endeavours of National Commission on Rights for Children (NCRC) and Ministry of Human Rights for launching ZARRA Alert App, he highlighted it was collective effort of all stakeholders involved.
He said children were most precious asset of any nation and sole guarantee for its future prosperity.
“We are witnessing children holocaust in Gaza that must have to be stopped immediately,” he said while addressing an event. He maintained that Israeli armed forces had become pigmies in eyes of people around world who were killing defenseless people and children, instead of fighting with professional army.
He said this had become issue of all mankind that went beyond any religion. World is condemning Israel’s atrocities over defenseless people of Gaza and West Bank.
Later interacting with differently abled children, Kakar said he was amased by their intellect, perseverance and desire to positively contribute to social sphere. “Their spirit for proving their talents against all odds is simply impressive.”
Caretaker Minister for Human Rights Khalil George said it was state’s responsibility to protect children’ rights and to promote them to become respectable citizen in future who would play vital role in development and prosperity of country.
Chairperson National Commission on Rights of Child (NCRC) Ayesha Raza Farooq said government was making every effort to protect rights of every child in country.
Published in The Daily National Courier, November, 21 2023