PU experts to create awareness about child abuse in Kasur


LAHORE: In line with the directives of Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Zakria Zakir, a team of behavioural experts and psychologists would be sent to Kasur on January 15 for launching a countrywide awareness campaign against child abuse in the wake of the recent barbaric incident at Kasur.

According to a press statement issued here on Sunday, Professor Dr Zakria Zakir said that researchers from PU would make efforts to solve the problems of the society, especially crime against children. He said that the committee of experts from various disciplines would visit Kasur’s schools to create awareness about this issue.

Professor Zakir had also assured that the PU scientists would not leave the nation at this critical juncture and would do scientific research on such issues so that violent actions against children could be prevented from happening in the future.

He said that PU would also collaborate with Child Protection Bureau, Department of Social Welfare and Department of Schools to devise a comprehensive strategy to address this issue on a long-term basis.

The VC also directed all the departments of behavioural and social sciences to plan short-term and long-term measures to prevent sexual violence against children.