Child Protection and Social Protection 

KP Child Protection & Welfare Commission

The KP Child Protection and Welfare Commission (KPCPWC) is committed to a wide range of functions aimed at protecting children’s rights and well-being. Through its child protection initiatives, the Commission provides support, counseling, and legal assistance to victims of abuse and exploitation, while advocating for child-friendly policies and legislation at all levels of government. Awareness programs and workshops are conducted to educate the community about child protection issues, complemented by capacity-building efforts to enhance the skills of professionals and stakeholders in the field. Collaboration with government departments, NGOs, and international organizations forms a comprehensive network of support for children. Moreover, the commission conducts research and maintains a database to better understand child protection issues and inform policies and interventions. Through dedicated platforms for reporting complaints and a 24/7 toll-free helpline, 1121, individuals can file a complaint and seek assistance and rederessal.

Model Institute for State Children- Zamung Kor

The Model Institute for State Children, commonly known as Zamung Kor, is a state-run institution. It was established to provide care and rehabilitation for orphaned and abandoned children. It provides a supportive and nurturing environment for children who have lost parental care, ensuring their well-being, education, and development. The institution offers a range of services, including shelter, food, education, healthcare, and vocational training, to help children lead fulfilling lives and become self-sufficient members of society.Eligibility criteria for admission include being under the age of 18, with preference given to children aged 5 to 10 due to technical capacity limitations. Priority is given to children who are parentless and living or working on the streets, followed by those living off the streets. Additionally, children with a deceased father and an income of less than PKR 10,000 per month, or with a permanently incapacitated or incarcerated father, are eligible. Other criteria include being physically and mentally healthy, not being addicted to substances, and not being enrolled in any school at the time of admission.

Zakat, Ushr, Social Welfare, Special Education & Women Empowerment Department

The Zakat, Ushr, Social Welfare, Special Education & Women Empowerment Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is mandated to cater to various marginalized segments of the population, including the poor, destitute women, persons with disabilities, orphans, victims of violence, and drug addicts, through established institutions and autonomous bodies across the province. In addition to providing support to these vulnerable groups, the department also oversees social welfare institutions, special education institutions, and women empowerment institutions. It serves as an administrative department for various autonomous bodies such as the KP Child Protection and Welfare Commission, Model Institute for State Children, KP Commission on the Status of Women, and the Senior Citizen Council, among others. Through its multifaceted approach, the department strives to address the diverse needs of marginalized communities and promote their well-being and empowerment within the province.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Police

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police serves as the primary guardian of law and order, dedicated to maintaining public safety and upholding justice throughout the province. The force’s responsibilities include safeguarding citizens’ lives, properties, honour, and liberty, investigating and prosecuting offenders, ensuring public order and security, countering militancy and terrorism, respecting the rights of individuals in custody, preventing offenses and public nuisance, gathering and disseminating intelligence on public peace and crime, maintaining order on public roads and places, regulating traffic, and managing unclaimed property. In the realm of child protection, the police play a critical role in safeguarding children from various forms of abuse and exploitation and respond to cases of child abuse by conducting investigations, and apprehending perpetrators. Additionally, those children who come in conflict with the law, the KP Police are responsible for ensuring their rights are upheld, providing them with appropriate support and guidance, and facilitating their rehabilitation and reintegration into society through the implementation of Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prisons

The Prisons Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the responsibility to ensure the safe and secure custody of individuals detained or sentenced by the justice system. Its mandate encompasses providing safe custody, care, control, and correctional services for inmates. This includes maintaining safe and humane conditions of confinement, meeting the basic needs of inmates such as accommodation, food, education, and medication, ensuring order and discipline within prison premises, and implementing programs aimed at the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into society upon release.

Labour  Department

The Labour Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa holds a mandate as the custodian of workers’ guaranteed rights, encompassing areas such as the right to organize, collective bargaining, participation in organizational affairs, health and safety standards, minimum wages, and compensation. Through the enforcement of various labour laws, including child labour laws, the department ensures compliance with international labour standards, thereby contributing to the attainment of GSP, GSP+, GSP++, MFN, and other statuses. Additionally, the Labour Department conducts awareness campaigns targeting workers, employers, and other stakeholders to educate them on labour issues, labour laws, and contemporary concerns. Its attached departments, including the Workers Welfare Board, Directorate of Labour, Employee Social Security Institution, and Workers Children (Education), further support its mission to protect and promote the rights and well-being of workers across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department

The Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has a mandate to foster effective governance, promoting grassroots democracy, and driving sustainable rural development initiatives across the province. Its function includes a wide range of responsibilities, including the establishment and management of local government institutions, conducting transparent and fair elections at the local level, and empowering rural communities through various development projects and programs. Additionally, the department is responsible for establishing mechanisms to facilitate birth registration, ensuring that every child born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is officially documented.

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Elementary and Secondary Education Department

The Elementary & Secondary Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa holds the crucial mandate of overseeing and regulating primary and secondary education across the province. Its functions includes the development and implementation of educational policies, curriculum standards, and teacher training programs aimed at ensuring quality education for all. Additionally, the department is tasked with managing educational institutions, enhancing infrastructure, and promoting enrollment and attendance. Furthermore, as per the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Free Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Act, 2017 , the department bears the responsibility of enforcing compulsory education for all children 5 to 16 years, ensuring that all children within the province have access to education and are enrolled in school.


Health Department

The Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plays a central role in ensuring the provision of accessible, affordable, and high-quality healthcare services to the residents of the province. Its mandate encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including the formulation and implementation of health policies, the regulation and supervision of healthcare facilities, the prevention and control of diseases, the promotion of public health initiatives, and the training and capacity-building of healthcare professionals.In addition to its broader mandate in healthcare, the Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also have initiatives such as immunization programs to prevent childhood diseases, maternal and child health services to ensure safe pregnancies and deliveries, nutritional support programs to address malnutrition among children, and awareness campaigns on child health and hygiene practices.


Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Department

The Law, Parliamentary Affairs, and Human Rights Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IS instrumental in overseeing legal affairs pertaining to governmental operations. Its functions include providing legal counsel to various government departments, managing legislative processes such as drafting bills and promulgating ordinances, and facilitating the enactment of laws through the Provincial Assembly. Moreover, the department represents the government in litigation matters, ensuring its interests are safeguarded in legal proceedings. Additionally, it is responsible for the printing and dissemination of Acts, rules, and orders.

Planning and Development Department

The Planning and Development Department plays a leading role in the strategic planning, coordination, and implementation of development initiatives across the province. Its primary function is to formulate policies and strategies for socio-economic development, allocate resources efficiently, and oversee the implementation of development projects in various sectors such as infrastructure, education, health, agriculture, and industry. Additionally, the department serves as a central coordinating body, facilitating collaboration between government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders to ensure effective and sustainable development outcomes.

Bureau of Statistics

Bureau of Statistics is a provincial statistical organization and an attached department of Planning & Development Department mandated to collect, compile, analyze and disseminate official statistics relating to economic, social, demographic and other important dimensions . Its aim is to provide timely and good quality data to facilitate data users especially in context of quantitative analysis, informed decision-making, evidence-based planning, monitoring & evaluation and research.

Information and Public Relations

The Information and Public Relations Department has a responsibility to disseminate timely and accurate information to the public, promoting transparency and accountability in government actions, and to foster communication between the government and the citizens of the province. Through various communication channels such as press releases, social media, and official websites, the department strives to enhance public awareness of government policies, initiatives, and services, while also serving as a bridge between the government and the media to ensure effective and efficient information dissemination. 

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Oversight and Monitoring Agencies

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW) is mandated to promote gender equality and empower women across the province. Tasked with monitoring the implementation of laws and policies related to women’s rights, the commission investigates and addresses issues of discrimination and violence against women, providing support to victims. Through research, advocacy, and educational programs, it works to raise awareness, advocate for legislative reforms, and foster a more gender-sensitive and empowered society in KP.

Ombudsman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Ombudsman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa serves as a crucial avenue for citizens to seek redress against administrative injustices and malpractices within the provincial government. With a mandate to investigate complaints of maladministration, corruption, and violation of rights by public authorities, the Ombudsman plays a pivotal role in ensuring accountability, transparency, and fairness in governance. Through impartial investigations, mediation, and recommendations for remedial action, the office of the Ombudsman strives to uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of citizens.

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