A bill to prohibit corporal punishment has been passed by the National Assembly (NA) here on Tuesday (today).
The bill prohibits all kinds of corporal punishment against children in all educational institutions. Bill was presented by Chairperson Child Rights Special Committee at SDGs Parliamentary Taskforce.
The NA has passed a bill to criminalize all forms of corporal punishment at educational institutions and rehabilitation centres. The bill, however, allows the authorities to sack or suspend those violating the law.
A bill to prohibit #CorporalPunishment has been passed by #NA that prohibits all kinds of corporal punishment against children in all educational institutions. Bill was presented by @MehnazAkberAziz, Chairperson Child Rights Special Committee at SDGs Parliamentary Taskforce pic.twitter.com/L5OrMtqoLo
— National Assembly of Pakistan🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) February 23, 2021
The National Assembly session begins with Speaker Asad Qaiser in the chair. After the bill passes, Qaiser took to his Twitter to applaud this move.
“Corporal punishment is an unacceptable act in the mental development of children. It is our common responsibility to provide a safe environment in the process of education. National Assembly has passed a bill to ban corporal punishment of children, which will play a key role in preventing such a move,” Qaiser wrote.
جسمانی سزائیں بچوں کی ذہنی نشونما میں رکاوٹ و ناقابل قبول عمل ہے۔حصولِ تعلیم کےعمل میں محفوظ ماحول فراہم کرناہماری مشترکہ ذمہ داری ہے۔ بچوں کو جسمانی سزا دینے کی ممانعت سے متعلق بل قومی اسمبلی میں منظور کر لیا گیا ہے جو ایسے اقدام کی روک تھام میں اہم کردارادا کرےگا pic.twitter.com/SBxwUnhqnK
— Asad Qaiser (@AsadQaiserPTI) February 23, 2021