‘CPWB hosts thousands of helpless kids’

Sarah Ahmed says by end of 2022 the bureau will be active in 24 districts


Our Correspondent April 27, 2021

LAHORE:

Child Protection & Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Chairperson Sarah Ahmed on Sunday said that the bureau is currently providing basic housing, food and educational facilities to thousands of helpless and neglected children in Punjab.

She said that the CPWB has taken at least 12,400 helpless and abandoned children into custody during the last two years.

The chairperson revealed that all of these children live in the Child Protection Institutes, which are housed in various offices of the Child Protection Bureau across the province.

“Apart from Lahore, the Child Protection Bureau is working in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan,” she highlighted.

In a response to a question regarding expansion of services she said, “By the end of this year, the district offices of the Child Protection Bureau will be operational in Sahiwal, Sargodha and Dera Ghazi Khan.”

She added that by the end of 2022, Child Protection Units would be set up in 13 more districts.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2021.

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