Lawmakers unhappy with NCRC's performance.

ISLAMABAD -- A parliamentary committee on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over what it termed was 'poor performance of the National Commission on the Rights of the Child (NCRC)'.

'The performance of the NCRC is zero. The commission had opportunities to perform but nothing was done.

'It has been three years since the Zainab Alert Bill was passed and if the rules of Zainab Alert Bill are not received by Jan 17, a privilege motion will be submitted,' said chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Mehreen Razak Bhutto.

Members, who also expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the NCRC argued that rules should have been framed within six months after the bill was passed as standard procedure. They argued further that NCRC should improve its performance, and that there would be no more relief.

Chair says privilege motion will be passed if Zainab Alert Bill rules are not submitted

'It is a shame that children in the commission are not getting salaries and benefits,' the committee members said.

Important revelations were shared in the National Commission for Human Rights inquiry report on Adiala Jail. It was also disclosed that drugs were available in Adiala Jail. 'The situation in Adiala Jail is very bad,' said chairperson of the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) Rabiya Javeri Agha, who also informed members that prisoners were tortured and skinned. She said, Adiala Jail authorities were influential and it was difficult to shake the jail authorities as they had...

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