WPC: (Women’s Parliamentary Caucus concerned over child abuse scandal)

ISLAMABAD: The Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik, on Monday, showed her great concern over the child abuse scandal that has just erupted in the country.

She urged the police and the Punjab government to investigate the issue and share the investigation report with the WPC at the earliest, as the members were deeply shocked and perturbed since news of this gory issue came out.

Shaista Pervaiz pledged personally as well as on behalf of the WPC to pursue the matter and ensure that the culprits are given exemplary punishment. In addition, she said that the WPC will immediately examine the existing laws and policy regarding child abuse and protection in order to identify any gaps that could be filled in through legislative measures ensuring that there is no such event in future.

Shaista Malik also emphasized the need to keep the identity of the victims confidential and to provide counselling to them as well as to their families so that they can get over this trauma and be able to live their lives with dignity.

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