ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari on Thursday inaugurated the Aitzaz Hassan Child Protection Institute. In the run-up to the World Day Against Child Labour, Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari inaugurated the child protection institute in Islamabad. The institute has been established under the Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection Act 2018, which was drafted by the Ministry of Human Rights to protect children from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury, neglect, maltreatment, exploitation, and abuse.
The institute will provide protection services to vulnerable and at-risk children. Dr. Mazari reiterated the government’s commitment to safeguarding the rights of children and eliminating child labour in all of its forms, stressing its physical and psychological dangers. “Ensuring the rights of children is a key priority of the incumbent government, and the new Child Protection Institute is a significant milestone in this concentrated effort to prevent the abuse, injury and exploitation of children in Pakistan,” she said.
The institute will provide rescue, shelter, counselling, family tracing, and rehabilitation services to street children, child labourers, or children who are trafficked, lost and neglected.