Danesh: No Child Exists In Afghan Army Rank

KABUL: (MEP) Sarwar Danesh the second vice president in meeting with Leila Zerrougui the special envoy of UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflicts here the other day rejected the report of the presence of children in the rank of Afghan national security forces as unjustified and noted that no child exists with the rank of Afghan army.

KABUL: (MEP) Sarwar Danesh the second vice president in meeting with Leila Zerrougui the special envoy of UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflicts here the other day rejected the report of the presence of children in the rank of Afghan national security forces as unjustified and noted that no child exists with the rank of Afghan army.

He also added that the report would be investigated to get assurance that no child is recruited in the security forces.

However, the vice president noted that unfortunately children are changed by the armed opposition groups and girls are deprived of education in insecure areas. 

He also added that poverty has badly affected the life of children in Afghanistan, adding Afghan government wants international agencies to help the government in protecting the rights of children. 

The law on children is under work over the past one year and would be finalized in the coming months, the vice president said.

Speaking in the meeting, the UN official said that children situation is a matter of concern for the world body.

Matters including forced marriage, using children in armed conflicts, lack of children from going to school Bacha Bazi and sexual assaults are among the cases of concerns, she added.

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