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With the historic passage of the Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill this week, it is important to take stock of the work that remains to be done to effectively eradicate the inhumane practice of corporal punishment across Pakistan. Here’s what remains to be done:
Having adequate legal backing to ban and criminalise corporal punishment is an important first step that still needs to be completed across Pakistan.
Passing legislation is only the first step - ensuring implementation requires the following steps from an administrative perspective:
Much of the challenge in addressing this issue revolves around changing mindsets. Over 70% of teachers believe that corporal punishment is a useful practice, which explains why it remains widespread.
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