K-P govt names Reham Khan official ambassador for street children

Published: April 12, 2015
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Nine out of 10 children are sexually abused, says Khan. PHOTO: DAILY SHELTER

Nine out of 10 children are sexually abused, says Khan. PHOTO: DAILY SHELTER

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s wife Reham Khan was named the official ambassador for street children by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government on Sunday, Express News reported.

The announcement was made during a conference at the Chief Minister House Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in honour of Peshawar’s street children in Peshawar. The conference, titled State Children Declaration and Roadmap, also discussed ways to protect children against all forms of violence in Peshawar and to give them their basic rights.

Reham stated that it had always been her passion to do something for children on the streets of Pakistan as they are not only the State’s responsibility but also each individual’s. She said these children are State children, not street children.

Read: I don’t need anyone’s invitation to visit Karachi: Reham Khan

She said, according a documentary on street children, nine out of 10 children are sexually abused, while adding, “We do not need statistics to know what happens with these children.”

Read: Is Reham Khan the first lady of ‘Naya Pakistan’?

She also called on people not be indifferent towards this crime, terming it inhumane and socially unacceptable.

Gift from Altaf Hussain

Talking to media persons, Reham said the PTI had received an enormous reception in Karachi adding that “females from NA-246 will not let me down who will be playing a vital role in by-elections for NA-246”.

She informed that she did not receive any gift from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM); however, added that if MQM chief Altaf Hussain wanted to gift something, he should better gift it to Shaukat Khanam Hospital Peshawar or the street children.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • A Peshawary
    Apr 12, 2015 - 2:00PM

    An other stereo type political game of bringing in family members into politics by so-called game changers.
    Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Apr 12, 2015 - 2:35PM

    This is a sad state of affairs. The official title/position is given to allow her to travel/boarding on state’s and tax-payers expenses. PTI turns out to be no different than other status-quo parties.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Apr 12, 2015 - 2:50PM

    The best thing that ever happened to Imran Niazi was to marry her. He is less imbalanced after the marriage and is now looking at issues, such as planting trees and taking care of children. I complement the choice and the new balance brought about his life.

    He is also less prone now to use thuggery and violence on the streets in his bid to topple the democratically elected government . Recommend

  • Muneer
    Apr 12, 2015 - 3:33PM

    Great initiative.

    These children are our future and we must not let them down.

    Reham please set up an institution like Shaukat Khanum and all Pakistanis will support you.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Apr 12, 2015 - 4:43PM

    good decision because she has raise alot of issues on her shows as an anchor & also contributed for such causes. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 12, 2015 - 5:54PM

    She will be a great advocate of street kids. She has proven by marrying leader of street kids.Recommend

  • Observer
    Apr 12, 2015 - 6:10PM

    End of family politicsRecommend

  • Ranjha
    Apr 12, 2015 - 7:05PM

    @Blithe:

    I agree. Unfortunately Kulsoom could not have the same calming effect on NAwaZI.Recommend

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