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‘At least a million children on Punjab’s streets’

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April 14th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; There are close to a million street children in cities across Punjab, says Sarah Ahmad, chairperson of the Punjab Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, announcing a renewed push against child beggary during Ramzan.

KP inches toward legislation to stem unregulated child adoptions

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April 14th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be the first province to frame a law to regulate child adoption in the country following an assembly resolution calling for legislation to protect adopted children.

Civil society expresses reservations on severe penalties in child sexual abuse cases

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October 22nd, 2020; Bureau report; PESHAWAR; The KP govt has proposed amendments to the Child Protection Act to include harsher penalties, such as public executions, which civil society activists say is unconstitutional

Neighbour held for Nowshera child’s murder

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An 18 year old man, Syed Wali, has been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a six year old girl in the Nowshera district. The girl, Seema, was the third victim after two other girls - nine-year-old Minahil and eight-year-old Hoznoor, were found murdered in the city.
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Child Protection Units non-functional for the past 3 years

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Jul 28, 2020: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Child Protection Units were set up in 12 districts in 2011 with the support of UNICEF for a total of six years. However, these units have been inactive since the aid was stopped. Why has the government ...
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Not without my sons – A mother’s battle for custody

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Jun 25, 2020: Kausar Leghari is a woman who is desperate for the custody of her children and for this she has been protesting outside Karachi Press Club for days. Years ago, Leghari had been a victim of domestic violence. Her husband, Ali Ahmed, ...