PA passes bills to curb vagrancy, ensure women rights at workplace

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Tuesday unanimously passed the KP Vagrancy Restraint Bill 2020, allowing formation of a steering committee and establishment of Darul Kafala to mobilize and motivate general public for donation for the welfare of vagrants (beggars). The bill was moved by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sultan Muhammad Khan in the KP Assembly which met here with Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani in the chair.
The proposed seven-member steering committee would be headed by Secretary Social Welfare and comprises Deputy Secretary Social Welfare as Vice Chairman while members are Director Human Rights Parliamentary Affairs Department, District Officers Social Welfare, Representatives of concerned Deputy Commissioner, provincial police and Director Social Welfare.
The committee would work out police guidelines and issues directions for the efficient and effective performance of the Darul Kafala. The committee would examine and approve the procedure for care, detention, training and maintenance of vagrants. It would also suggest to the government the measures to control vagrancy in the province.
The bill also suggested establishment of a Darul kafala which will provide shelters to the beggars and provide healthcare, education and skill development facilities to the alm-seekers.