PR No. 164
“Step towards Child Protection & Ensuring Safe Learning Environments: Islamabad launches Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Rules in ICT.”
Islamabad: May 25, 2023

The Ministry of Law & Justice, The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights, and UNICEF Pakistan came together in a momentous collaboration to successfully launch the "Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Rules, 2022." This significant event took place at the Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG), F-10/2. The Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Mr Azam Nazir Tarar congratulated the stakeholders in getting the corporal punishment rules implemented. He underscored that morals and values can’t be imparted through coercion or punishment and remarked that it was a late step but in the right direction. “The implementation of these rules from today shall serve as the building block in achieving our greater vision aimed at the the well-being of our children; the ultimate future of Pakistan.” He further pledged his commitment to fully support the cause of child rights and related legislations in future as well. The launch of the "Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Rules, 2022" marks a historic milestone in the relentless pursuit of protecting children from the scourge of corporal punishment within the capital territory. These comprehensive rules which stand implemented from today, fall under the "Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Act, 2021" reinforcing the commitment of the government and stakeholders to eliminate corporal punishment and create a safe environment for children. The Principal of Islamabad Model College for Girls F-10/2 acknowledged the relentless efforts of Minister for Law and Justice Senator Azam Nazir Tarar and Ms. Mehnaz Akber Aziz and expressed her gratitude on the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Federal Education and Law in their commitment to champion the cause against corporal punishment.