12 March, 2013
NA approves bill prohibiting corporal punishment of children
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly of Pakistan has approved a bill prohibiting corporal punishment of children.
The bill was tabled by Dr Atia Inayatullah which was approved with consensus in the National Assembly.
Under the bill any form of corporal punishment of children will be outlawed. Sentences for those involved in acts of corporal punishment has also been recommended. The recommendation states that individuals involved in acts of corporal punishment should be sentenced to one year in prison, Rs 50,000 fine or both.
The issue of corporal punishment was highlighted on Geo News program ‘Chal Parha’ which prompted action from the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. A resolution was also approved by the Sindh Assembly.
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