National Assembly unanimously approves bill to control acid crimes
QUETTA: The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill 2010.
The bill was introduced last year by MNAs Marvi Memon, Begum Shahnaz Sheikh and Advocate Anusha Rehman in a bid to prevent growing incidents of violence against women.
Offenders will now be punished with life or up to 40 years imprisonment and will have to pay rupees one million to the victim.
Earlier, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Women Development had approved the bill which further amended the Pakistan Penal Code 1860.
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