Sindh drafts law to help civilian victims of terror attacks

Lawyer Murtaza Wahab, Director of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and legal adviser to the Chief Minister of Sindh. —YouTube/HumNewsLive
  • The Sindh government will introduce legislation to compensate civilian victims of terrorist attacks.
  • The law will be known as Sindh Civilian Victims of Terrorism (Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill 2022.
  • Another bill to create a commission for minorities would be presented soon, says Murtaza Wahab.

Sindh government will introduce legislation to compensate civilian victims of terrorist attacks and their families immediately after the budget session, The news reported Saturday.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and legal adviser to the Chief Minister of Sindh, said at a conference co-hosted by the Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday, the Government of Sindh and the Aurat Foundation.

Wahab said the law would be known as the Sindh Civilian Victims of Terrorism (Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill 2022 and that the Home Affairs and Law Departments had worked diligently to make it as effective as possible. possible.

He told the conference that the bill will soon be considered by the provincial cabinet and then tabled in the Sindh Assembly immediately after the budget session.

According to the legal adviser, another bill to establish a commission for minorities will be presented to the Sindh Assembly, and the government is consulting with SHRC and Aurat Foundation to improve its draft. He said the law prohibiting child marriages should be uniform across all provinces.

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