Children across the world are abused, humiliated, assaulted, and tortured in the concealment of good faith. Children being surrounded in an environment where they are made habitual to punishments likely end up being adapted to such environments and borrow their environment as a fact that screaming torturing, abusing, and assaulting would be the solution to every problem posed at them. These social dilemmas are a consequence of what we as a society have been feeding our younger generation. “The ICT Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill”, titled bill was passed by National Assembly on Tuesday, 23rd February; the bill is further moved to senate’s dispensation. It proclaims a ban on all forms of corporal punishments whether on the workplace, educational centers, or rehabilitation centers. The bill adds to make the teachers and trainers accountable on part of their act irrespective of their intention, addressing the escape in the Pakistan Penal Code section 89; that allows teachers and guardians to practice physical punishments in the appellation of good faith or the betterment of children. This bill could prove a triumph for the children provided that the provincial governments follow the pursuit as only the Sindh government has formulated a law for corporal punishment.
This act could provide an impulse of change in a socially constricted society, even though the bill has been passed, yet there is a long way to channel and enforce the law if passed. To comprehend this grave issue, children’s facilitation centers should be established and awareness campaigns should be programmed to make sure the law passed does not go in vain; as in Pakistan there are laws, but their enforcement remains a major obstacle. Other than this, youth look up to our socially active government to address the impoverished educational system and illiteracy rate in Pakistan.
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