Punjab to adopt Zainab Alert Bill to ensure children safety: CM

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LAHORE
The Punjab government has decided in principle to adopt Zainab Alert Bill to ensure safety and wellbeing of children in the province.
This was announced by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in a tweet on Saturday, he said that child abuse cases were always traumatic to hear and were the government’s biggest concern.
The chief minister said: “This is another leap in our mission of providing our children with safest possible environment.”
“We have principally decided to adopt #ZainabAlertBill to ensure safety and wellbeing of children in Punjab” he added..
Earlier, Jan 10, the National Assembly had unanimously passed the Zainab Alert bill introduced by NA Standing Committee on Human Rights, which defines the law for the response and recovery of missing children.
The government and opposition joined hands to unanimously pass Zainab Alert bill which paves the way for penalising culprits in crimes against children from 10-14 years to life imprisonment.