ABOUT US

A FEW WORDS

ABOUT US

The Federal Government has constituted the National Commission on the Rights of Child in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3(1) of the National Commission on the Rights of Child Act, 2017 (XXXII of 2017) under a notification issued on February 28, 2020.

The Commission has an overarching mandate in accordance with international obligations and for matters related to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of child rights as enshrined in the NCRC Act 2017.

The Commission has an overarching mandate in accordance with international obligations and for matters related to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of child rights as enshrined in the NCRC Act 2017.

OUR VISION

An enabling, responsive and protective society for children to enjoy their rights with dignity.

OUR MISSION

A viable, effective and resourceful institution to enforce its mandate for comprehensive legislative, institutional and social reforms on child rights.

MANDATE

To inquire into the violation of child rights and recommend to the relevant agency or department the initiation of proceedings in such cases

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Power of the commission

To inquire into the violation of child rights and recommend to the relevant agency or department the initiation of proceedings in such cases

To exercise powers vested on a civil court under the code of civil procedure 1908(Act V of 1908 for enforcing attendance of any person and compelling the production of documents during inquires on complaints of violations of child rights.

THE EXPERTS

MEET OUR TEAM

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Afshan Tehseen

Chairperson
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Iqbal Detho

Member SindH
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Dr. Rubina

Member Punjab
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Dr. Jahanzeb K.

Member KPK
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Dr. Rubina Farid

Member ICT
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M. Hashim Kakar

Member Balochistan
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Tajdar Hashmi

Child Member
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Faryal Javed

Child Member
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OUR ROLES

Organisational Structure

FUNCTION of the commission

  • Examine existing or proposed legislations and administrative instruments and proposals related to child rights and make recommendation as appropriate
  • Contribute awareness-raising and advocacy initiatives
  • Carry out research and advise on policy matters pertaining to the situation of child rights in Pakistan; and suggest measures to follow up on the implementation of concluding observations of the Committee on Child Rights.
  • Build liaison with federal and provincial commissions set up under provincial laws and other concerned provincial organizations
  • Conduct inquiries into allegations of child rights abuse(s)
  • Advise the Federal Government to; sign, ratify or accede to any such proposed international treaties

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Afshan Tehseen
Chairperson

Afshan Tehseen has been earnestly working for human rights in Pakistan for more than 25 years. Her work has been particularly focused on Child Rights and Protection, Youth Mentoring, Human Rights & Women Empowerment, Policy Advocacy and Legal Reforms. She has been part of various networks and forums at national and international level as Master Trainer, Goodwill Ambassador and Regional Gender Champion. She has served with various prestigious organisations including national, international and UN agencies at key positions.

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Iqbal Detho
Member Sindh

Iqbal Detho received his Master of Science in “Human Rights” from the London School of Economics as Chevening Scholar, UK and a Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship (Law & Human Rights), at University of Minnesota, US. He has been serving as a Human and Child Rights Trainer and Educator since the last 15 years. He is also a member of Provincial Monitoring Committee on Prevention of Child Marriages, Women Development Department ,Government of Sindh and member of Curriculum Development Program Sindh Police.

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Dr. Rubina Bhatti
Member Punjab

Dr. Rubina Feroze Bhatti earned a PhD in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego, California. With decades of experience in the human rights field, she worked at various leadership roles including member Advisory Council for Minorities Affairs Punjab and others. She was among 1,000 Women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005, Woman of Courage Award 2011, UNDP’s N-Peace Award 2015, and others. She is recipient of Human Rights Award of Ministry for Human Rights & Minorities Affairs Department, Punjab for four consecutive years (2016-19).

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Dr. Jahanzeb K.
Member KPK

Dr. Jahanzeb Khan hails from District Swabi, KP. He pursued his post-doctorate in Sociology from the University of Peshawar and has written and published 10 research papers focusing on issues relating to Child Protection in Pakistan. He has been working in the field of child protection for 20 years. He served as the Regional Head KP for SPARC and as a Consultant with Oxford Policy Management on Child Protection Case Management and Referral Mechanism in KP.

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Dr. Rubina Farid
Member ICT

Dr Rubina Fareed has been a practising obstetrician gynaecologist and nutritionist for the past 30 years. She is always seen advocating women and children’s rights and she strives for making Pakistan a safer place for them. Her work in human rights has been recognised nationally over the years in the form of Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal 2006, National Human Rights Award 2016 and Human Rights Achievement Award 2018. She is also working as Chairperson Caring Committee of Shelter home and National Cell for the Protection of Children.

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M. Hashim Kakar
Member Balochistan

Muhammad Hashim Kakar has worked as the Director General (B-20) Social Welfare and Special Education Government of Balochistan. He was also Assistant Director Provincial Commission for Child Welfare and Development Balochistan, Quetta. His area of expertise includes Public Administration, Child Protection and Children with special needs. During his career, he made significant contribution towards elimination of Child Labour.

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Tajdar Hashmi
Child Member

Tajdar Ali Hashmi, a child member of the NCRC lives in the outskirts of Islamabad. An academically promising student, Tajidar after completing his primary education on scholarship from Islamabad Model School for Boys Araa Kirpa, joined Jamia Lateefiya Nazeeriya for Hifz-e-Quran. Well-versed in the Quran, Tajidar has also been on scholarship for his 8th grade and has recently completed his Matriculation from Islamabad Model College for Boys Hummak.

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Faryal Javed
Child Member

Faryal Javed is a pre-medical student at Islamabad Model Girls College. Inspired by her parents, her mother who has a Masters degree in Gender Studies from the University of Punjab and her father who is a lecturer of Political Science at the Islamia Degree College, she is passionate about mainstreaming child rights in the socio-economic paradigm of societal institutions.