KP approves bill for provision of free legal services to womenfolk


Staff Reporter


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Shaukat Yousafzai Friday informed that meeting of provincial cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mahmud Khan has approved KP Legal Aid Bill that would enable women to pursue cases of their rights in courts smoothly.
Briefing the media about the decisions of provincial cabinet, he said that a legal agency would be formulated under Legal Aid Bill that would facilitate womenfolk who are unable to bear the expenses of litigation.
He said that cabinet has also approved amendment in Muslim Family Laws Act 2019 dealing with Shia sect and as approved by the National Assembly for its implementation in the province.
He said that provincial cabinet also approved budget under Local Government Act for those union and village councils who could not get their budget passed from the respective forum due to certain reasons.
Information Minister informed that 383 kilometers of road situated in merged districts have been given to KP Highway Authority from Communication and Works Departments aiming better maintenance and rehabilitation of highways and roads.
He said the cabinet declared educational boards as Essential Service Sector to improving productivity and performance. He said that election of unions in government schools have been suspended to keep politics separate from educational institutions.
FATA Development Authority has also been abolished by the cabinet and undergoing projects have been given to the concerned departments.

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