Child Protection

June 11, 2019

Part 3. Community-based child protection

Community-based child protection Seven decades of noticeably worsening record of child abuse ought to have convinced us to either reform or replace our dysfunctional child protection […]
June 17, 2019

Part 4. Who will find the missing child

Who will find the missing child   The pain and the agony of the parents of the five year old girl, missing since last 2 days, […]
January 24, 2020

Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Act (ZARRA)

Review and Recommendations for changes in Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Act (ZARRA)   The fact that the under approval ZARRA bill would find itself asphyxiated […]
February 10, 2020

Pakistan’s missing National Commission for the Rights of Child

Should A rapist B hanged or not. If hanged, should method A be preferred over method B. Is A more Islamic than B? Would A be […]
March 18, 2020

Can Covid-19 trigger Pakistan’s digital revolution

Can Corona trigger Pakistan’s digital revolution Pandemic diseases are known to have reshaped politics, influenced social structures, demolished entrenched racial and economic patterns and altered the […]
April 5, 2020

Post Covid-19 Pakistan

Post Covid-19 Pakistan Three key obstacles ought to be addressed for Pakistan to end its endless journey of poverty, inequality and mis-governance.  To limit its ‘bursting […]
May 3, 2020

CPLC-Sindh Police Zainab Alert App

  Mr. Zubair Habib                                                                 3nd May 2020 Chief, Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) Sindh Governor House, Karachi   Dear Zubair Habib,   Developing Zainab Alert App […]
June 5, 2020

Reform or Resign

Ms. Shireen Mazari                 June 5, 2020 Minister of Human Rights. Reform or Resign Greetings.   As the Minister […]
June 12, 2020

A bird released from a cage

A bird released from a cage When little eight-year-old Zohra mistakenly pressed the latch, she not just freed the caged bird but also liberated her own […]
June 22, 2020

How not to amend a law

How not to amend a law Naeem Sadiq Express tribune June 20, 2020 The proposed amendment to the Employment of Children Act 1991 would be […]
July 24, 2020

Questions from the Child Ptotection Departments

The following questions were asked under the Right to Information,  from the Child Protection Departments of Punjab, KPK, Sindh and Balochistan. Note: Perhaps the National Commission […]
August 1, 2020

A ‘ Thank you’ Letter

A ‘Thank You’ letter.    Dear Bill and Melinda, Thank you for your philanthropic support to many global causes and events. I did not realize the […]
August 26, 2020

Lessons from Turkey

​Lessons from Turkey   Past glory can be  a great opiate. Loved by Pakistanis, many otherwise excellent Turkish TV serials provide a fair amount of this substance.  […]
September 16, 2020

Two steps that could change Pakistan

Two steps that could change Pakistan. The heart-rending events of torture, rape and murder experienced by women and children in the last few weeks have scorched […]
September 17, 2020

A state neglecting its own children

  Pakistan continues to suffer from mounting cases of abuse, kidnapping, rape, and killing of women and children. There is no end in sight.  May it […]
September 24, 2020

Could this have been avoided?

On the night of 21st September, two men traveling in a Vigo, kidnapped a 22 year old woman from outside a Clifton Mall, took her to […]
October 1, 2020

Protecting the Rights of Children?

Seven months back , having warmly welcomed the notification of National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC), one assumed that here was an outstanding opportunity […]
October 1, 2020

Reactive vs. Proactive

The decision to establish a single national Emergency Helpline is absolutely welcome.  Much delayed and  arriving in the wake of the Lahore Motorway rape case,  one […]
November 2, 2020

Arzoo Kahan hey?

Numerous distressful events sadden our lives.  But what may leave a permanent  scar on our collective conscience for a long time  is how every state institution […]
November 5, 2020

Citizens demand justice and accountability

Citizens demand justice and accountability The unlawful and inhuman acts of kidnapping, change of religion and forced marriage of the 13 year old girl Arzoo to […]