Monthly Stipend for 3 Female Acid Attack Survivors by Punjab CM Spokesperson
While visiting the home of an acid attack survivor in Gukrat, Punjab Chief Minister spokesperson Shahbaz Gill announced the government will allot a monthly stipend for all female acid attack survivors.
The Punjab government had decided to pay monthly stipend to girls and women who have survived acid attacks.
The announcement in this regard was made by Punjab chief minister’s spokesman Shahbaz Gill during his visit to a house of an acid attack survivor in Gujrat. He handed over a cheque of Rs500,000 to the victim’s family on behalf of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
The government could not construct bridges and roads, because “we paid more attention to paying off the country’s debt, the spokesperson said. “For one year, we implemented the policy of human welfare and will focus on it more in the next year.”
He assured families of acid attack victims that the government is standing beside survivors and culprits will be punished for their acts.
Other than providing a monthly stipend, the government has also legislated on the matter of eliminating the practice of acid attacks, Gill said.
Three female university students suffered burns in an acid attack carried out by three men in Gujrat on Thursday morning, DawnNewsTV reported.
According to the police, the students — two sisters and another girl — were at a bus stop when three men on a motorcycle threw acid on them. The victims have been taken to Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital where they are being treated for the burns on their faces.
Danga police station SHO Ameer Abbas told DawnNewsTV that the primary suspect was the uncle of the two sisters who were attacked. Another accused was identified as the uncle’s friend. The SHO’s statements were seconded by one of the victims.
The uncle and his friend managed to escape, Abbas said, while the third suspect has been arrested.
According to the police, one of the girls had refused a marriage proposal which was the reason behind the attack.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Inspector General of Police Arif Nawaz took notice of the incident, ordering the Gujranwala regional police officer and Gujrat district police officer to submit a detailed report of the incident. They directed the police to arrest the suspects within 24 hours.