Governor urges protection of children’s rights

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Barrister Masood Kausar has stressed the need for making vigorous efforts at every level to protect the rights of children and ensure their welfare. Addressing the inaugural of a one-day conference on children’s rights on Thursday, the governor said that consistent struggle with utmost political will and commitment was required to ensure that children’s rights were protected. The Society for Protection of Rights of the Child – a non-government organisation in Peshawar – organised the conference.
The governor said that terrorism and militancy had severely affected the educational and health institutions in the province and the tribal belt. He praised the NGO for facilitating meaningful coordination between government departments and the civil society over the issue of children’s rights. Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development Sitara Ayaz and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Country Director Andre Huber also addressed the ceremony attended by a number of government officials and representatives of the civil society.