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“The State of Children in Pakistan” is a repository on child rights, providing data, reports, articles, research, policy and legal frameworks, international standards and latest developments. It supports informed decision-making and accountability among stakeholders through the exchange of information.

Child Rights

Almost half of Pakistan’s population is made up of children

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Definition of a "child"

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa



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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa



Gilgit Baltistan



Little Ones at Work

It is deeply unfortunate that millions of Pakistani children endure poverty and are forced into labor, a harsh reality that has persisted

Summer Fees

The burden of summer vacation fees is too much for low-income families, making it difficult for parents who are struggling to make

Govt to provide free meals in primary schools

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to start free meal programme in public sector primary schools. Free meals would be provided to children in primary schools in urban areas of all the divisional headquarters across the province. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur. Provincial minister for primary and secondary education Faisal Khan Tarakai, adviser to chief minister on finance, Muzamil Aslam, additional chief secretary planning and development Syed Imtiaz Hussain

Child Rights in Pakistan

Minors for sale

THE curse of human trade has a doubly odious form child trafficking. Pakistan, too, is haunted by this ugly reality: its minors,

NAT Findings Report 2023

“NAT Findings Report 2023” takes in account representative random sample of 1,304 public schools who took the 2023 National Assessment Test (NAT)
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