2,100 beggar children rescued by CPWB in four years


Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Rawalpindi has so far rescued 2,100 children found begging on city roads during the last four years.
According to District Officer CPWB, Nazia Tabusim, rescue teams of the bureau along with police regularly visit several city areas and rescue the kids found begging on the city roads.
He informed that the children taken into custody from different city areas were later presented in Child Protection Court for legal custody. Family tracing unit of the bureau makes efforts to find out parents of such children and on provision of an affidavit that the children would not be made beggars, handed over to them.
He said people should give information about such children on child protection help line 1121.
He further informed that six such children were handed over during last week to their parents.