LAHORE: The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Lahore resumed its anti-begging campaign in the city and took 26 street children into its custody. According to CPWB spokesman, special teams were formed to take action against runaway children. As many as 22 boys and four girls, aged between gand 14 years were seen begging on the roads. On the orders of Child Protection Court, these children have been shifted to the Child Protection Institute and teams were trying to contact their parents. A similar operation also started in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Sialkot and Gujranwala and CPWB took custody of more than 200 kids.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2017.