Theft in Pakistan and its punishment in Pakistani Law
Theft under Section 378 P.P.C.
Theft in dwelling house under section 381 P.P.C.
Theft by Clerk or Servant of property in Possession of Master under Section 381 P.P.C.
Theft of a car other motor vehicle under section 381-A P.P.C.
Theft is punishable crime in the Pakistan Law. According to section 378 of P.P.C. Pakistan, “whoever intending to take dishonestly any movable property out of the possession of any person without that person’s consent, moves that property in order to such taking is said to commit theft”.
Punishment of theft according to section 379 of P.P.C. Pakistan Penal Code is three year of imprisonment or fine or both.
There is difference in simple theft and theft is dwelling house. If a person commits theft in dwelling house which includes any building, tent, vessel used as human dwelling, he is punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven year or fine or both according to section 380 of P.P.C. Pakistan.
When a servant of clerk commit theft of property in his possession of his master than he is punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or fine or both under section 381 of P.P.C. Pakistan.
Theft of car is separate offense and there is separate punishment for theft of car under Pakistani law. According to section 381 A of P.P.C. whoever commit theft of car or any other motor vehicle, including motor-cycle, scooter and tractor shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and with fine not exceeding the value of the stolen car of motor vehicle.
One thing should be clear that car snatching is an act of terrorism and totally different from car theft.
sardar Hamza abbasi advocate high court rawalpindi says
Tell me the Most Important judgments about Theft U/sec 380/457/411/75
Mantashah Irfan says
Is there any law in pakistan about stealing a pet nd ssell it in a market??
Off course it fall in category of theft as defined in 379 PPC.
Let me know latest judgments on 379ppc
SAROSH MAYO says
a superintendent theft my memory card he is a govt. officer what should i do
its not about money its about the personal data in it and its about justice
and give me arguments how to prove that he theft it
he did that but needs proof
what should i do
You can lodge complaint against that person to Police
If we found the mobile phone and there is no one to return and there is no data on phone. So we sale in market a the owner can ask for the mobile? Any law ?
You need to sincerely find owner but if no owner found you can sell it..
Daniyal tahir says
Plz tell me about laws about pet thef. If no then should made that like other control. In 1 month my 2 cats have been stolen. They the sell them in market of lock them. So law sold be made for such persons.
You need to lodge FIR under section 380 PPC like ordinary theft incident
Syed Sohaib says
My father was making payments for an apartment through my uncle. My father passed away and my uncle will not return any of the money my father sent him. Who should I contact?
You can lodge FIR against your uncle
If a person involved with a car thiefer & he is not snatched or left a car then any law about that.
Then is accomplice in theft and same punishment for him as of thief
i buy used phone from unknown person and some days ago police contact me and said to return phone when i go i call my lawyer sad they come and solve the problem but today police again call me to need some rishwat what can i do. Tell me & help to solve this matter any law
first of all you done wrong by purchasing phone from unknown person. Now Check out if this phone is legal or illegal (theft etc.). if illegal you need to get rid of this phone
Hi im living abroad and I found out recently that my late dad’s house has been transferred to my cousins name. How is that possible plz help me.
Syed Zubair Bukhari says
Greetings. Some boys from my University stole my bag with all my valuable possessions in it. Does this act comes under Pakistan’s laws for theft? If yes… Can i report it to the police?
Yes you can file complaint in local police station against there boys
bilal shah says
what is the law for shoplifting?? fine
Section 380 PPC