CCPO Decided to Launch Child Protection Awareness Soon in Lahore
LAHORE: The police in Lahore agreed to initiate a unique mass drive to raise consciousness on child abuse prevention. The Punjab Child Protection Bureau (PCPB) is celebrating anti-child abuse week in this connection.
It was decided at a meeting between the CCPO Lahore B A Nasir and a delegation of the PCPB headed by Sarah Ahmed. Zeshan Asghar and Ismail Kharak, SSP investigations were also present.
The CCPO voiced concern about incidents of child abuse and said that all sections of society should take up this threat. "Police and PCPB teams are going to conduct awareness campaigns within the jurisdiction of 84 Lahore Police Stations.
In this connection mosques and other community centres would be asked to deliver the message, "said the CCPO. He also pointed out that PCPB would one day perform police education workshops at Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines.
“Women police officers in collaboration of PCPB will provide necessary information regarding the prevention of child abuse because prevention is the most effective way of security of the young ones,” he added.
The CCPO mentioned the situation of child assassination in Batapur and said that the development is underway, with DNA samples of suspects and forwarded to the forensic laboratory. The situation was itself monitored by SSP Investigation and the culprit would be arrested within a short time. "To deal with gender-based crime, there are 36 desks at police stations," he said.
The CCPO denounced the child beggars and stressed the need to set up restoration centres for children to become a useful part of society. Sarah Ahmed, Chairman of PCPB, praised the police initiative and expected to start the campaign to improve public awareness. "Over the past six months, Punjab has recorded 30 cases of child abuse. After reporting the incidents, PCPB immediately began working, "she said.
She also said the PCPB had conducted awareness drives in three cities of south Punjab.
“We are going to arrange an awareness walk at Lalak Jan Chowk, DHA on July 19. Lahore Police should participate in the upcoming event,” she added.
Both agencies also chose to identify focal individuals for better communication on a prevention approach for child abuse.