Children’s shelter homes told to register with CPWB

The Punjab Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) raided a private children’s shelter home at Lahore’s Raiwind Road on reports that it had not registered with the bureau per section 2-A of the Punjab Destitute and Neglected Children Act 2004.

Under section 34 of the Act, violators of this rule will be fined Rs. 100,000 and can face up to five years in prison. The CPWB provided that upon noncompliance it will issue legal notices to violators, seal the facility and take children homed at the shelter into custody.

Woman commits suicide after harassment video goes viral

A woman in Garh Maharaja, Jhang, committed suicide after a video in which two men can be seen sexually harassing and thrashing her was uploaded to social media, police said on Thursday, May 27.

Reportedly, the assailants blackmailed the woman with the video. Police have arrested one of the suspects, identified as Tanveer, while two others are at large. An FIR has been registered under sections 292C (sale, etc. of obscene books, etc), 354 (assault or use of criminal force to woman and stripping her of her clothes), and 509 (insulting modesty or causing sexual harassment) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Trans folk in Punjab to get government stipend

Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday revealed that trans folk in the province will receive a stipend under the Ehsaas Punjab Masaawat Programme, an initiative of the Punjab Social Protection Authority.

She provided that disabled trans persons between the age of 18 and 40 will be given Rs. 2,000 per month while those over 40 years of age will be given Rs. 3,000 per month.