Punjab government announces monthly stipend for acid attack survivors

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Spokesperson to Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Gill has announced a monthly stipend for girls and women who have survived an acid attack. 

Gill made this announcement during while visiting an acid attack survivor in Gujrat. He also gave a cheque of Rs 500,000 to the victim’s family.

Speaking on the matter, the spokesperson said, “We’ve paid more attention to paying off the country’s debt. For one year, we applied the policy of human welfare and will focus on it more in the coming years.”

Along with announcing a monthly stipend for acid victims, Gill assured families that culprits will be punished for their crimes. He asserted that the government stands with the survivors, adding that the government has also legislated on the matter of abolishing the practice of acid attacks.

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