Ensuring safe, secure environment for children, responsibility of State: PM

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, terming protection of children as responsibility of the State, said every effort would be made to provide them a secure environment for their proper grooming and development.

The prime minister was talking to Secretary Social Welfare Khyber Pukkhtunkhwa Muhammad

Idrees and Chairperson Child Protection Bureau Punjab Sarah Ahmed, in a meeting that discussed the measures for ensuring the rights of children.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said provision of education, health and other facilities to children

was the priority of his government.

He directed for taking every possible step to protect children from all kinds of abuse and

maltreatment.

He said children were the future of country and their proper upbringing was vital in achieving

the goals of sustainable development.

He also laid special emphasis on safeguarding the rights of deprived and abandoned children.