Bill proposing 7-year jail for acid attack culprits tabled in KP Assembly

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Nov, 2020. 03:05 pm
KP assembly

A bill has been submitted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP Assembly that proposes seven-year imprisonment for culprits involved in acid attacks.

According to the details,  Member KP Assembly, Nighat Orakzai who hails from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) tabled a bill “Acid and Burn Crime Act 2020” in the provincial assembly for curbing the heinous crime of acid attacks with strict punishment.

The bill proposes penalties for acid throwers either on any male or female. The bill has also proposed medical treatment for victims of acid attacks, the establishment of a special provincial commission and board for this purpose.

According to the bill, the police will complete the investigation of the acid attack incident within 30 days while the court will decide the case within 60 days.

The bill also provides medical assistance and rehabilitation for acid attack victims and the government will set up a special fund for the rehabilitation of the victims and a special commission will be set up at the government level including judges, lawyers, members of parliament and bureaucrats.

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