Ministry of Human Rights organised an awareness-raising and sensitisation workshop on laws related to child abuse & transgender persons for Quetta police on Wednesday at Police Lines Academy, Quetta. Around 20 police representatives from different offices of Balochistan police participated in this workshop, said a press release issued. Addressing the occasion, the Regional Director Ministry of Human Rights, Daniyal Sarwar Khan has said that MoHR was committed to ensure the protection of human rights especially the rights of children, women and transgender persons is in line with Pakistan’s constitutional and international obligations. “Apart from introducing landmark legislation, Ministry of Human Rights is also playing its role in capacity building and awareness-raising of relevant stakeholders with respect to these laws so that human rights violations can be prevented,” he said. Encouraging the efforts of the Ministry of Human Rights for arranging this workshop, Sajjad Haider Tareen, AIG Balochistan police in his welcome note said that human rights laws are given priority in western countries whereas in Pakistan there is lack of awareness regarding human rights laws and police only knows about legal provisions within CRPC and PPC. He further said that upon the directions of IG Balochistan, all the officers of Balochistan Police have installed the PCP app in their mobile phones already. He also told the participants that their learning from this workshop should have a trickle-down effect as all police representatives need to have the knowledge of laws and Human Rights as front line workers. The workshop focused of the legislations on Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Act 2020, and Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018.