ISLAMABAD - Despite the presence of the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (JJSO) 2000, four children at Mach Jail, Balochistan, received death sentence during 2010, according to Abdullah Khoso, the Coordinator National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN). Abdullah Khoso told that currently six children in Sukkur, twenty in Hyderabad, twenty-three in Karachi, forty-seven in Faisalabad and thirty-three in Bahawalpur are subjected to rigorous imprisonment in jails, which is again in violation of the JJSO. This was revealed during the launch of postcard campaign against Inhuman and Degrading Sentences for Child Offenders in Pakistan. The postcard campaign includes a joint letter to the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani directed by the NJJN, Child Rights Information Network (CRIN). and Defence for Children International (DCI). The campaign is part of a global campaign initiated by CRIN against inhuman and degrading treatment for child offenders. Khoso said that 13 member organizations of the NJJN had lamentably observed that while in jail children were being put through inhuman and degrading treatment and punishments for various reasons. The lack of implementation of the child rights provisions in the JJSO, the KPK Child Protection and Welfare Act 2010 and the Sindh Children Act 1955 also allow for the debasing subjugation of children caught in law enforcement system. Children may lawfully be sentenced to the death penalty, life imprisonment and corporal punishment under these laws. Khoso stressed that children should not be punished in the same way as adult offenders were, because the tender age of juvenile offenders leaves a capacity for them to be reformed. Therefore, the sentence awarded to such offenders should be rehabilitative instead of being punitive. He added that the responsibility of ensuring a just treatment of the juvenile offenders extended to all the law enforcement actors, such as police, lawyers and judges. At the occasion, the representatives from CRIN, DCI and NJJN implored the government to revise the criminal justice system, especially the laws and practices under which children are subjected to torturous and cruel inhuman treatment, including life sentences and rigorous imprisonment.