Pakistan Penal Code Honor Killing Laws Amendment 2016)
In Pakistani society offences on the name or on the pretext of honor is a common thing. People cold bloodedly murder their close relatives (in most of cases women) on the pretext of honor. Pakistan Penal Code was amended in 2016 and new sections were inserted to stop this menace of honor killing.
In section 299 a new clause inserted which defines ‘Fasad fil arz” as follows;
Fasad fil arz includes the past conduct of the offender or whether he has any previous conviction or the brutal or shocking manner in which the offence has been committed which is outrageous to the public conscience or if the offender is considered a potential danger to the community or if the offence has been committed in the name or on the pretext of honour.
Section 311 of Pakistan penal Code is also changed which provides for punishment of Tazir after or compounding of right of qisas in qatl-e-amd. Now under these amendments court can punish the offender where principle of fasad fil arz is attracted even after offence is compounded. Under this Criminal Law Amendment section 345 of Criminal Procedure Code is also amended.
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Pakistan Penal Code Honor Killing Amendment PDF Download
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