Khyber Pakhtunkhwa approves anti-domestic violence law to safeguard women

Alongside the law, there were also other measures that were taken.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa approves anti-domestic violence law to safeguard women

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet has approved the anti-domestic violence law. The KP Domestic Violence Against Women (Prevention and Protection) Rules 2022 were enacted to safeguard women from violence.

As mentioned in a released statement, Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan supervised the meeting, which included the chief secretary and other officials, along with cabinet members.

KP approves anti-domestic violence law

Alongside the law, there were also other measures that were taken. The provincial cabinet condemned a political leader for trying to stop KP from receiving funds. Likewise, the shutdown of CNG stations and its impact on consumers was also talked about.

The cabinet was also able to form a sub-committee to take care of the fluctuating wheat prices, and legislation was approved to make changes for local officials, including the allocation of petrol and an increase in salary. In addition to these steps, the cabinet designated Peshawar and Termez in Uzbekistan as sister cities. To further add to this, the mayor of Peshawar’s Capital Metropolitan Government (CMPG) was also directed to sign the Model Sister City Agreement with Uzbekistan.

The cabinet has approved funding and expenditures for relief operations in areas that were heavily impacted by the flooding and monsoon rains. After the requests of the relevant district administration and the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), an emergency was also declared in the districts that were hit by the floods in 2022.

It is important to mention that a bill against Domestic Violence was on 8th July 2020, and the aim was to ‘establish an effective system of protection and relief.’ The bill also extended to the Islamabad Capital Territory, and it defines domestic violence as an act of ‘physical, psychological, sexual and economic abuse’ against women, vulnerable people, or children.

If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic abuse, remember, help is available.

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