ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information, Qamar Zaman Kaira Saturday said that the government was determined to make child protection bill a vital part of legislation and it would be passed from Parliament very soon. He was speaking as chief guest at the launch of the Post Card Campaign organised in connection with 'Campaign for Child Protection, held at the National Press Club (NPC). I promise that I, not as a minister but as your advocate and representative, will leave no stone unturned to defend and pass the child protection bill from the Parliament, the minister assured the participating children. He said that the lack of awareness was the core reason that contributed to the exploitation of children. Unawareness and apathy towards basic human rights are the main reasons why the social vices like child labour, child abuse and violation of other basic human rights exist in our society, he added. The minister lauded the efforts of NPC to project the cause of children and appreciated the efforts of its management to arrange a major event in this regard. The protection of children rights is a noble service to humanity, the NPC deserves more than appreciation for what they have done to bring this issue to light, he stated. The federal minister argued that passing one bill from the Parliament was not enough and long-term efforts were required in this regard. A single bill cannot bring about a mega change unless all the deprived segments of the society are dealt with equal harmony, be it justice, human rights or basic needs of survival. Equal distribution of rights in every sphere of society could yield significant outcome, he added. Kaira maintained that in a society like Pakistan where violence and denial of human rights were a routine, the government had a far greater responsibility to strive for a significant social change. I know that theres a huge bulk of responsibility on our shoulders and we are aware of it. The government will make every possible effort to facilitate the exploited segments and would fulfil its responsibility, he added. Tariq Chaudhary, President NPC said that the positive objectivity was the core agenda of National Press Club. It can proudly be said that other than the routine affairs, NPC also takes active part in organising recreational activities for children and adults, he added. Tariq Chaudhry lamented over the fact that forced child labour was breeding the worst kind of terrorism. Its very unfortunate that the young suicide bombers comprise children of ages between 10 to 16 years. If this menace is not tackled, the malicious elements could strike to create complete chaos and panic in the society, he noted. Tariq urged the media to actively promote social issues on electronic and print media and assured that the NPC would keep working against the social vices on voluntary basis. Afzal Butt, Secretary NPC stated that there was no remarkable work being done by media against bounded labour. Although, nothing significant has been done yet, I hope that media would take up this issue in future. I request my journalist colleagues to promote this cause on mandatory basis, after all, our children are our future and healthy children breed healthy societies, he added. The children from different schools performed tableau items. A large number of children, representatives of civil society, NGOs and journalists were present on the occasion.