ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem on Thursday praised the idea of awareness through visual arts and truck art. He said children should be aware of their rights.
“There are fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution but the awareness regarding these rights is necessary in order to get benefit from them,” Farogh Naseem said while talking to children at the launch of ‘Artivism for Child Justice’ campaign in Islamabad.
He said that the government was taking steps to improve and devise laws, especially the ones that affected lives of children and women in Pakistan.
The law minister said the children of today were equipped with media and social media and had more knowledge than the previous generation.
Later, during an interactive session with the children, Dr Farogh Naseem assured that the child courts would be established in all parts of Pakistan soon.
On Oct 11, Punjab Nahi Jaungi actress and recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Mehwish Hayat was appointed as goodwill ambassador for girl child’ rights on ‘International Day of the Girl Child’.
A launch ceremony by Lok Virsa in collaboration with the European Union on initiatives for the girl child rights was held on Oct 12 in Islamabad. The newly appointed goodwill ambassador along with Federal Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari shared the panel on this occasion.
Hayat took to her social media page to express her feelings about being a part of such an important and impactful event. She wrote,
“Pleasure to be at the launch of the Ministry of Human Rights’ new initiatives for the girl child and share the panel with some really inspirational and distinguished women like Hon Minster Shireen Mazari, Ms Rabiya Javeri Agha, Secretary Ministry Human Rights, Ms Samar Minallah Khan, Anthropologist and HE EU Ambassador, Androulla Kaminara”.