PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has prepared draft of a law to launch a crackdown against professional beggars in the province.
The provincial government has included severe punishments in the vagrancy law. The law recommends 0.5 million rupees fine and one year imprisonment over forcing a child to beg. While, the relevant magistrate could send the begger to Darul Kafala for rehabilitation training, reintegration, provision of food, healthcare and education.
Under the act, police would have the authority to arrest professional beggars. The shelterless people and beggars could also voluntarily appear before the magistrate to get admitted in Dar ul Kafala. Those admitted to the Dar ul Kafala could leave it after satisfying the magistrate.