The participants of a consultative meeting exhorted both the Provincial and district government to ensure implementation of the present juvenile laws to improve the worsening conditions of juvenile delinquents and worst human rights abuse in prisons.

The demanded was made at a consultative meeting titled “Juvenile System and Probation Laws” held here the other day. On the occasion, the participants took the worst condition of juveniles in provincial prisons into account.

Addressing the participants, Sanjog Manager (Legal Aid) Miqdad Naqvi, AD Probation Arshad Mehmood and Kasur District bar Association President Ch Saeed stressed that strenuous efforts needed to improve the child rights situation in Punjab. They emphasised that the government should ensure implementation of juvenile justice system 2000 and educate and impart skills to juvenile delinquents to transform them into useful organs of society.

They stressed the need for education of female probation officers to ensure that juveniles and women prisoner got proper attention and help to resolve their issues in prisons. They emphasized the need of proper implementation of the child protection laws keeping in view the recent barbaric abuses with the children in the province.

They demanded the government tangible measures on war-footings to ensure proper education and training of juvenile delinquents and women in jails so that they could be kept away from the crime arena in future.

DCO, DPO visits:DCO Dr Farah Masood and DPO Dr Shahzad Asif visited district jail here where they heard to complaints of the prisoners. They directed the jail officials to make better arrangements for the prisoners in barracks.

Jail Superintendent Asif Iqbal Jam and Deputy Superintendent Saifullah Gondal were also present on the occasion.