Kathmandu, September 6:

Senior leaders of major political parties today pledged to put an end to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

At an interaction on ‘Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation and New Constitution’ organised by Maiti Nepal, the leaders emphasised the need of concerted efforts to tackle human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Maoist leader and CA member Agni Sapkota said the government would include appropriate measures in its policy and programmes to control human trafficking and sexual exploitation. UML leader and CA member Radha Gyawali said his party was committed to bringing human trafficking and sexual exploitation to an end. NC leader and CA member Suprabha Ghimire said laws should be enforced to control human trafficking.

CA members Umakanta Chaudhary, Dan Kumar Sunuwar, Pradip Gyawali and Bhagawati Chaudhary stressed the need to launch awareness programmes on human trafficking and set up vigilance offices along the border.

Anuradha Koirala, Chairperson, Maiti Nepal, said political commitment was essential to deal with human trafficking.