National database on child offenders to be set up.


ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reiterated the government's resolve to provide a safe and secure environment to children, saying the children are future of society and crimes against and sexual exploitation of innocent children is disgraceful and regrettable for the whole society.

Chairing a high-level meeting in connection with stopping the crimes against children, especially their sexual exploitation, the Prime Minister observed that sexual crimes against children have witnessed an alarming increase in the era of modern technology.

He said that due to social factors and various compulsions, parents avoid reporting such crimes to police or filing cases due to which criminals involved are not apprehended. He said government will take all possible steps to provide protection to children.

The meeting decided to establish a national database in the interior ministry on criminals with particular focus on child offenders. This database will be available to all law enforcing agencies at federal and provincial levels.

Imran Khan directed the Ministry of Human Rights to finalize the national action plan to stop crimes against children in consultation and assistance with interior ministry and provincial governments in order to launch national crackdown on child pornography as well as assigning responsibilities to all stakeholders with timelines.

The Prime Minister also directed to strengthen the cybercrime wing of FIA to...

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