Despite passage of over seven months since the law on domestic violence was enacted, the p...

View from the courtroom: No district protection committees to implement domestic violence law – DAWN.com

Despite passage of over seven months since the law on domestic violence was enacted, the provincial government could not take important steps for its implementation such as the setting up of district protection committees (DPCs) in each of the districts in the province.While the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Domestic Violence against Women (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2021, was enacted after delay of many years amid much publicity by the government, it was expected that steps would be taken at the earliest to implement it. The Act was passed by the KP Assembly on Jan 15, 2021, after which the KP governor assented …

 

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