ISLAMABAD: Two day consultation on “Adapting System Approach to Child Protection in Pakistan” concluded with a consensus among the provinces to share the modules and Standard Operating Procedures. Organised by Child Rights Legal Centre (CRLC) in collaboration with Save the Children, the consultation revealed an important fact that the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) apparently had a lead in child protection mechanism with its Child Welfare Department actively involving stakeholders in various projects. However, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government was also working on many projects for child protection. However, it was revealed that the Punjab government, who had taken the initiative of child protection a decade ago, is now lagging behind all the provinces.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2011.
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