KP launches “Mera Bacha Alert” app to help people and departments recover missing children

Previously, Prime Minister Imran Khan added that the biggest hindrance in the successful investigation of cases against child abuse is the social stigma.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has launched the “Mera Bacha Alert” – an application that will assist people and departments in recovering missing children. The step has been taking following a dramatic increase in cases of child abduction and in the province.

“This application is a recent addition to the already available Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Citizens Portal and would also be included in Pakistan Citizens Portal,” read the official statement which was issued on Thursday. 

CM lauded Performance Management and Reforms Unit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for making the application possible. He is hopeful that with accountability, it will also help decrease the number of cases.

“It is the priority of this government to ensure the protection of children. Mera Bacha Alert application is a golden step in this regard,” CM said. 

Previously, Prime Minister Imran Khan added that the biggest hindrance in the successful investigation of cases against child abuse is the social stigma. The application will assure to protect their identity and also make the process easier, simpler and faster.

Over 1300 cases of child abuse in the last six months:

According to the NGO working for sexual harassment, Sahil, over 458 cases have been reported across Sindh, 32 in Balochistan, and the number of cases reported from KPK amount to 51, in the first six months of 2019 alone.

600 cases of child abuse have been reported from Punjab, the most populated province of the country. The Sahil report read that 729 girls and 575 boys suffered sexual abuse of some kind over the past six months.

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