November 29th,2019:It is no secret that the children of our country have been victims of sexual abuse time and again over the past few years.
Previously, our Prime Minister took the initiative to launch a “Mera Bacha Alert” app for immediate reports to the parents.
The app has been formally launched in the province of KPK by the Cheif Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan. The aim behind this launch of this app is to keep the parents and relatives of the missing child updated with the latest developments of the case and help the concerned department in the process of recovery.
The Minister of KPK appreciates the efforts of Performance Management and Reforms Unit KP for developing this application that is a crucial step in the given circumstances. He also expressed his views about the need for this app while addressing to the official ceremony.
“It is the priority of this government to ensure the protection of children. Mera Bacha Alert application is a golden step in this regard”- By Cheif Minister KPK
The application will allow the parents of the missing children to report the event while adding pictures and attributes of the child. It will serve as a one-stop platform for all the regulating bodies and a notification will be sent to the District Police Office, RPO, Chief Seceratory and IGP.
The Cheif Minister also emphasized the importance of this application in such times when crimes against children are at the peak and assured that his government will provide all the possible assistance in the performance of this application.
October 2nd, 2019: Recently five cases of child-killing were reported in Chunian, which were kidnapped earlier, according to local police.
Last week, the police were informed about the body of a child in a ditch. Later, the police also recovered remains of two more minors from the sand dunes. A wave of shock and terror had gripped Chunian when the police recovered the bodies.
Locals suspected a gang was behind the killing of minor boys after rape. The traders association of Chunian had protested against the incident.
When protests began, the government took notice and an action plan was put in place.
However, it is an issue that needs constant attention and a recent step has been taken towards protecting the children of this country.
Yesterday, in a federal cabinet meeting, PM Imran Khan was briefed on these incidents and he subsequently ordered to develop an application called ‘Mera Bacha Alert’ for the immediate redressal of complaints related to missing children.
Prime Minister directs to launch specialized app ‘Mera Bacha Alert’ to tackle child abduction cases. pic.twitter.com/V9d8QpkB8N
— Information Ministry (@MoIB_Official) October 2, 2019
Linked with Pakistan Citizens Portal, the application will be ready in around 2 weeks time. It will help trace missing children; once data is entered in the app, it will directly be transferred to the police.
“Those found involved in such heinous crimes will be given an exemplary punishment.”
PM Imran Khan seems very serious about the recurring, heinous crimes against children. We hope that this step will prove to be helpful in tackling cases of child absuction and abuse in Pakistan.
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