Karachi, November 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): Sindh Minister for Social Welfare Shamim Mumtaz has said half of children population was out of school in our country adding that society would be sensitized on child issues so as to ensure protection of child rights enshrined in UN charter. Provincial Minister said this while presiding over a meeting to review arrangements for celebrating children week on the occasion of Universal Children Day falling on November 20 here on Monday at her office.
Secretary Social Welfare Dr. Shireen Mustafa, Deputy Director Social Welfare Muhammad Raheem Lakho, Deputy Director Child Welfare Fozia Masoom and others attended the meeting. Ms. Shamim Mumtaz said children were our future and called upon civil society and parents in particular to play their role in protecting children rights and imparting best possible education and training to children to enable them to face the challenges of modern era.
She directed officers to make arrangements for celebrating child week from 14th November in connection with Universal Children Day falling on November 20th adding that seminars, walks, workshops, sports and speech competition should be organized to create awareness on child protection issues at district level throughout province. In this regard, she said that banners, pamphlets, posters and awareness campaign on print and electronic media should also be initiated. She also directed to select a wall in each district of the province, and children should be asked to pen UN Child protection articles on it.
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