NA resolution acknowledges children's rights.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution acknowledging children's rights on World Children's Day' commemorated every year on Nov 20.

The resolution was moved by the Member National Assembly MNA Mehnaz Akbar Aziz, who stated that this House realised the negative effects of climate change and the sufferings of 16 million children as a result of 'super floods' in Pakistan.

'At least 3.4 million girls and boys are in need of immediate, lifesaving support,' she said.

The House recognised the rights of every child born in Pakistan as well as mothers and the need for provision of the best available early care and safe environment for all children.

A statement issued here said that the House understood the importance of the first thousand days of every child's life which was a unique period of opportunity for brain development and laying foundations of optimum health and future growth of children.

This House condemned the merciless practices of child trafficking, child abuse, child pornography and prostitution, and recommends strong legislation to curb these inhuman and brutal offences.

The resolution said the House reassured to safeguard rights of all children as enshrined in the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, and under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, for a more equal and inclusive Pakistan.

The NA pledged to ensure inclusion of children's voices in important matters to establish peace and harmony in the society, creating conducive environment for a healthy life.

The National Assembly also reaffirmed to...

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