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January 14, 2021

Proposed bill to curb beggary in Punjab reviewed

National

January 14, 2021

LAHORE: To discourage beggary in the society a meeting was held here Wednesday with Minister for Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari in the chair to review the proposed Punjab Prevention of Beggary Act 2021.

The proposed law will empower the government functionaries to arrest a person found begging and present him/her before a court of law. The beggars will be detained in special welfare houses, said a handout issued by social welfare department. For the first time beggars and their patrons will be punished, the minister said.