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PU to send team of experts to Kasur for awareness

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LAHORE: (Sunday, January 14, 2018): On the directions of Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakir, a team of behavioral, social sciences experts and psychologists would be sent to Kasur on Monday for launching countrywide awareness campaign and research against child abuse in the wake of recent barbaric incident at Kasur.

According to press statement, Prof Dr Zakria Zakir said that social researchers of PU would make efforts to solve the societal problems especially crime against children. He said that the committee of experts from various disciplines would visit Kasur’s schools to create awareness on Monday. Prof Zakir has also assured that the PU scientists would not leave the nation at this critical juncture and would do scientific research on such issues so that such incidents could be prevented from happening in future. He said that PU would also collaborate with Child Protection Bureau, Department of Social Welfare and Department of Schools to devise a comprehensive strategy to address this issue on long term basis.

The vice chancellor has also directed all the departments of behavioral and social sciences to plan short term and long term measures to prevent sexual violence against children.

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