Islamabad (HRNW) The Islamabad High Court wants to know why there was a delay in the law against beating children at schools. It has summoned a reply from the federal interior ministry.
During the hearing on Thursday, the court also asked why the anti-child abuse bill was not presented in Parliament. It was hearing a petition against the abuse of children in schools by activist and singer Shehzad Roy.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari submitted her reply in Chief Justice Athar Minallah’s court and said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed his cabinet to work towards the end of violence against children. A bill regarding the end of corporal punishment is being reviewed, she said.
Islam has also prohibited the abuse of children, said the chief justice, adding that there are no examples of well-intentioned violence.