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.