Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Rawalpindi rescued 10 children found begging on the city’s roads during the past week.
According to district officer CPWB, children found begging on the roads are taken into custody by the bureau as rescue teams along with the police regularly visit areas where the majority of beggars are to be found in the city. He informed that the children taken into custody from different areas are presented in Child Protection Court for legal custody.
The family tracing unit of the bureau attempts to find out their parents and on provision of an affidavit that the children would not be made to beg, they are handed over to them. He said people should come forward and play their role in this regard and information about such children should be given on the child protection help line 1121.
He said people should help create awareness about making children productive citizens.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2012.