CM Punjab wants to curb child abuse

Says action against culprits should be stern and visible

Our Correspondent June 30, 2019
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. PHOTO:INP

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered effective measures to control sexual abuse of children and child pornography. He said that a comprehensive action plan should be evolved to avert such incidents and the police should take strict action against the people involved.

The chief minister also issued instructions to the Punjab IGP to control such incidents. The chief minister said RPOs and DPOs should take strict measures to avoid such incidents. He said indiscriminate action should be taken against the people involved in such incidents and action against such incidents should be visible.

The CM expressed his grave concern over such incidents. “The children are our future and it is responsibility of the state to provide them protection. Criminals cannot be allowed to ruin the lives of innocent children.”

He said the accused involved in the incidents of assault on children and child pornography should be arrested and brought to the justice. The report of the action against such people should be submitted to the CM’s office.

Meanwhile, the Punjab police, during its campaign launched against land grabbers on the instructions of the CM, have registered 146 cases during the last 10 months and taken 496 people into custody.

Indiscriminate action has been taken against land grabbers across the province on the instructions of the Chief Minister Punjab. Buzdar said the government has resolved to eliminate the land grabbers. The government of the PTI has taken strict action against land grabbers.

He said no action was taken against land grabbers in the past and they were given free hand in Lahore and other cities of Punjab. He said the government of PTI started action against land grabbers after coming into power.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2019.


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