Children being the future of Pakistan deserve all rights. Islamic Relief Pakistan is advocating for the rights of the children living under exceptionally tough circumstances affected by poverty and lack of education.

Addressing the underlying issues, we are closely working with government departments and other stakeholders. In connection to this, Islamic Relief Pakistan together with the Child Protection and Welfare Bureau Punjab (CPWB) held a training for Rawalpindi police department. The police in particular deal with issue of child abuse, street children and child rights violation.

Ms. Sarah Ahmad, Chairperson of Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB), Mr. Tariq Mehboob, Superintendent Police Headquarters, Mr. Raza Narejo Head of Programmes IRP and Mr. Ali Abid Naqvi, District Child Protection Officer participated in the event.

70 staff members of Rawalpindi Office including Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs), Sub Inspectors (SIs) and Inspectors were part of the training through which the participants were briefed on national and international laws on Child Protection. It was agreed to establish a referral mechanism among Rawalpindi Police and Child service providers alongside launching a joint advocacy campaign with other stakeholders at community level to better safeguard the rights of the children.

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