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Child protection unit inaugurated

Provisional Caretaker Minister for Social Welfare, Special Education, and Women Empowerment, Justice retired Arshad Qaiser on Tuesday stated that the government is determined to fulfill its international and national responsibilities for the protection of children. He expressed these views while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Child Protection Unit in collaboration with UNICEF, under the supervision of the Department of Social Welfare, Special Education, and Women Empowerment Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The minister said that establishing Child Protection Units in every district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and strengthening the Child Protection Help Line 1121 are among the priorities of the government for the welfare of children. Arshad Qaiser said that the inauguration of the Child Protection Unit in Abbottabad is a crucial milestone in strengthening the child protection system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He appreciated the comprehensive system for the protection of children established by Secretary of Social Welfare and Special Education, Dr. Anila Mahfooz Darani, Commissioner Hazara Division Syed Zaheer-ul-Islam, and Chief Protection Officer UNICEF Peshawar Ijaz Muhammad Khan, and Child Protection Specialist Suhail Ahmed for their efforts in ensuring cooperation between stakeholders.

Source: Pakistan Observer