First child protection unit opens up in Balochistan

Quetta (HRNW) The first ever child protection unit has been established in Quetta. It was inaugurated on February 10.

It has been established as part of the Child Protection Act passed by the government in 2016. The act ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The legislature called for establishment of a child protection unit. This will consist of a core committee and a technical working group, said Nasir Baloch, head of the child protection unit, on Local  TV’s show.

The technical working group includes the UNICEF, civil society organisations and government departments. It is a cross-sectoral venture, he said, and a psychiatrist has also been deputed.

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