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NA passes domestic violence bill for providing legal support to victims

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) has passed the Islamabad Capital Territory Senior Citizens Bill, 2020, and the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2020.

The Islamabad Capital Territory Senior Citizens Bill, 2020 aims to socially and economically protect the senior citizens of Islamabad.

In this regard, it aims to establish a fund for these senior citizens as well as build and maintain old-age homes for the indigent senior citizens.

The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2020 proposes a legal and institutional framework for the territorial jurisdiction of the Islamabad Capital Territory to ensure that victims of domestic violence arc provided legal protection and relief and the perpetrators of this offense are punished.

Besides, five bills were introduced in the House, which includes The Juvenile Justice System (Amendment) Bill, 2021,  The Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The Holy Quran [Elimination of Printing and Recording Errors) (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The State-Owned Enterprises (Governance and Operations) Bill, 2021 and The Jammu and Kashmir (Administration of Property) (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

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