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Meeting with Sub-Committee on Acid and Burn, WPC KP

Meeting of working committee on Acid and Burn Crimes Act 2021 was conducted on September 13th 2021 in WPC Conference room. The meeting was chaired by MPA Ayesha Naeem. In the meeting Mr. Zeeshan Hussain Legal Advisor Anthro Insights gave a detailed presentation on what practices are followed by other countries for the deterrence of this crime. He also discussed about the punishments regarding this crime and mentioned the reasons on which people commit crime world wide, the most commonly seen 3 main reasons are rejection of marriage, demand of dowry and sexual related jealousy. The most important point he highlited in his presentation Was that how other states are facilitating their victims (survivors). MPA Asia Khattak added that govt. Should have a rehabilitation plan in the law to support survivors initiating their small Scale businesses or jobs. Chairperson Ayesha Naeem suggested that the definition of person with disability should include disability caused by Acid and Burn and the survivor must be facilitated according to the disability law. Furthermore the organization will provide a list for consultations to the committee members.

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