ZARRA – Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery App has been launched by the Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar at an event in Islamabad today (Monday, November 20) in connection with World Children’s Day.
According to the media reports, ZARRA – Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery App is a mobile application that can be used to report missing and abducted children. It will allow users to upload a photo of the child, provide information about the child’s disappearance, and share the alert with others. The App is connected to all the police stations in the country and will also allow users to track the progress of the investigation and receive updates on the child’s status.
Addressing the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar expressed confidence that the effort will act as an impenetrable fortress to protect Pakistan’s youngsters. He stated that prompt issuance of missing and abducted children warnings will undoubtedly benefit law enforcement officials in their unrelenting search to quickly recover these innocent souls.
PM Kakar reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to safeguarding the children from all kinds of harm including abuse, violence, homelessness, and abduction. He said our commitment to the protection of children stems from the profound understanding that they are the torchbearers of our future. We firmly believe that every child deserves a nurturing environment, access to quality education, and healthcare, and the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
The Premier further stated that the government remains steadfast in its dedication to upholding the UN convention on the rights of the child. By empowering children and advocating for their rights, we are building a stronger and more equitable society where they can thrive and contribute meaningfully to the progress of the nation.
Khalil George, Minister for Human Rights, stated in his remarks that children are Pakistan’s future and asset and that it is our joint responsibility to fight for the protection of their fundamental rights.