We have been talking a lot about the need to go further and beyond the amendment of HURT in the Pakistani Penal Code (the second criminal law amendment 2011 (act 25) that was enacted on 26th December 2011. The Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2012 is a comprehensive legal mechanism that will complement the criminalisation of acid throwing.
The comprehensive legislation addresses the challenges related to the investigation and trial process, it makes the provision of free medical and rehabilitation services an obligation for the state and it provides a funding and monitoring mechanism that will facilitate the implementation process. Hats off to Dr Atiya Inayatullah who has tabled the bill in the national assembly in March 2011!
A champion for burn survivors since 2001, Dr Atiya Inayatullah has been very active in promoting the Domestic Violence Bill and enhancing the cross party synergy within the women parliamentarian caucus, to promote pro=women legislation…
The work has just started!
Dr Atiyya Inayatullah, MNA, PML-Q