ISLAMABAD: National Assembly has passed Bill Against Corporal Punishment.. Children in public and private schools, madrassas and tuition centres in the federal capital Islamabad cannot be corporeally punished.
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According to Hum News, under a bill passed by the National Assembly, perpetrators of child abuse could be severely punished by dismissal.
Under the bill, individuals convicted of corporal punishment of children could be sent to forced retirement, demoted or have their pay cuts.
According to Hum News, PML-N MPA Mehnaz Akbar Aziz had introduced a bill in the House to formulate orders against corporal punishment of children.
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Shirin Mazari, a federal minister from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), proposed an amendment to a clause that became part of the bill.
According to Hum News, Mehnaz Aziz, who introduced the bill in the National Assembly, said that the bill was passed with the cooperation of political parties. He said that the bill is currently for Islamabad but considering the popularity it is getting, it seems that the provinces will also take it hand in hand.
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Federal Minister for Human Rights Shirin Mazari said the government supported the bill because it was necessary. He said that after passing the bill, it is also necessary to make rules and enforce them.