Nizam-e-Adl Regulation: Police bound to submit challans within 14 days

Police authorities to face disciplinary action unless the challan is submitted within the stipulated time period.

APP July 17, 2013
A file photo of President Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday approved the proposed amendments to the Shariah Nizam-e-Adl Regulation which stipulates that the police submit a complete challan within 14 days to the court or face disciplinary proceedings. 

According to a statement from the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President approved the amendment on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The amendment in Shariah Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 aims at streamlining and expediting the submission of complete challans.

It stipulates that the police submit challan within 14 days.

If the police fails to do so without obtaining a special extension from the magistrate, they will be made to face disciplinary proceedings.

The Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, which formally introduced Shariah law in Malakand division, was approved by President Zardari after parliamentary approval on April 13, 2009.


RB Mian | 10 years ago | Reply

@Mirza When police would present no evidence against the terrorists then how can courts punish them? Police is under the control of state not Judiciary. Death penalty does not exists in countries with already very low crime rate. While in Pakistan if it is abolished then powerful will be free to take the lives of poor at their will. Police will be bought for big bucks to save the accused

Mirza | 10 years ago | Reply

PPP has suffered due to the unjust deaths of its leaders and is not in favor of death penalty for the obvious reason. Most civilized and democratic countries have abolished death penalty and even in the US many of its 50 states do not use death and penalty. Now Pakistan is on its way to democracy and the president is opposed to death penalty hence there are no death sentences during his tenure. However that is in sharp contrast to the courts which has allowed almost all the terrorists to walk away. Life sentence is not a bad deterrent against criminals. In fact the president should pardon all the death row prisoners and change that to life before his term ends.

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