PM Khan orders to launch ‘Mera Bacha Alert’ app to address child abduction cases
It will be connected to Pakistan Citizen Portal and will keep track of progress on any case.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to launch ‘Mera Bacha Alert’ as the child abduction cases in the country ring alarm bells. The purpose of the application is to follow-up and keep track of the child abduction, missing cases in Pakistan.
It will be connected to Pakistan Citizen Portal and will keep track of progress on any case. According to a press release issued by the PM Office Media Wing, the application will be created and launched within two weeks.
As per the details available as for now, following the registration of a missing child on the application, the data will be shared with provincial inspectors general of police (IGPs) and other senior officers through the same app.
Prime Minister sent out the directives during a cabinet meeting which was arranged to progress on the investigation of cases of child abuse. PM Khan said that the application will allow instant reporting and hence a significant decline in the heinous crime will be noted.
He 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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