GOP Establishes Child Protection and Welfare Bureau
Government of the Punjab (GOP) has recently set up the Bureau for Child Protection and Welfare to rehabilitate special and deprived children and those engaged in begging. The Child Protection Welfare Bureau (CPWB) will collaborate with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to bring up Pakistani camel jockeys till they are 18 years old after which it will help them get jobs, particularly in the UAE.
The UNICEF has supported the CPWB to develop rehabilitation and reintegration services for beggar, street and handicapped children. UNICEF in collaboration with the CPWB has also provided support to more than 600 camel jockey children repatriated from the U.A.E. More than 3,500 children have benefited from the CPWB rehabilitation and reintegration services.