RAWALPINDI: The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, under a grand operation launched in November, has taken into custody 76 children who were found begging on the streets of the garrison city. Lost and runaway children were also rescued.
Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) District Officer Ali Abid Naqvi told the media that children found begging on various roads of the city were taken into custody by the bureau, adding that teams of the bureau along with police regularly visit different areas of the city.
He added that the CPWB along with Social Welfare Department, Rescue 1122 and City Traffic Police officers visited different city areas including Marrir Chowk, Double Road, Shamsabad, Railway Road, Chaklala, Scheme-III, Commercial Market, Murree Road, Saddar Bazar, Pirwadhai, Siddiqui Chowk, Airport, Sixth Road and Faizabad to rescue beggars, lost and runaway children.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 18th, 2017.