World Children’s Day: Pakistan’s PM Launches ZARRA App to Protect Children

Mon Nov 20 2023
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ISLAMABAD: On World Children’s Day, Pakistan’s Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar launched the Zainab Alert, Response, and Recovery App (ZARRA) at an event in Islamabad on Monday. The ZARRA App, a significant step in child protection, allows users to report missing and abducted children, enhancing collaboration between the public and law enforcement agencies.

The mobile application enables users to upload a photo of the missing child, provide information about the circumstances of their disappearance, and share alerts with others. ZARRA is integrated with all police stations across the country, providing users with the ability to track the progress of investigations and receive real-time updates on the child’s status.

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Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar expressed confidence that the ZARRA initiative would act as an impregnable fortress to safeguard the children of Pakistan. He emphasized the importance of timely alerts in facilitating law enforcement agencies’ efforts to swiftly recover missing children, reaffirming the government’s commitment to protecting children from various forms of harm.

“Our commitment to the protection of children stems from the profound understanding that they are the torchbearers of our future,” stated Prime Minister Kakar. He emphasized the government’s dedication to upholding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, advocating for children’s rights and empowerment.

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Expressing strong resentment over the senseless killing of children in Gaza, Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar condemned the atrocious child holocaust and called for an immediate end to the Israeli violence. He highlighted Pakistan’s efforts, in collaboration with global partners through platforms like the OIC, to pressurize the West, led by the United States, to bring about a cessation of violence and restore sanity to the situation.

Minister for Human Rights, Khalil George, underscored the importance of protecting the fundamental rights of children, describing them as the future and asset of Pakistan. He emphasized the collective responsibility to work towards ensuring the well-being and rights of children, positioning them as central to the nation’s progress.

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