Child beggars rehabilitated
PESHAWAR: Around 65 child beggars arrested from crossroads and shopping centres have been rehabilitated in the Welfare Home for Child Beggars (WHCB) since its establishment in may this year, said Tariq Habib, Manager WHCB. “Free boarding and lodging, medical facilities, food and clothing, recreation, moral counselling, vocational training and sports facilities are being provided to these children.” he said.
He praised the provincial government for its efforts to eradicate the evil, and pointed out the Vagrancy Ordinance 1958 lacuna that allowed the parents to regain the custody of their children through courts. The rehabilitation centre currently has the capacity to support 15 children for three months, and will be formally inaugurated next month.