Senate passes Anti-Honour Killing bill into law

Bill amends Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898


Web Desk March 02, 2015
File photo of woman in Pakistan during a protest in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP

The Senate on Monday passed four bills, including the Anti-Honour Killings Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill, 2014, Radio Pakistan reported.

The bill amends the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, and was moved by Syeda Sughra Imam.

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The Torture, Custodial Death and Custodial Rape (Prevention and Punishment) Bill, 2014 – moved by Farhatullah Babar -- provides for the prevention of and protection of Pakistani citizens, and of all other persons for the time being in Pakistan, from all acts of torture, custodial death and custodial rape.

The Anti-Rape Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill, 2014, which provides to amend the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 and the Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order, 1984, was moved by Syeda Sughra Imam.

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The Privatisation Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2013, moved by Syeda Sughra Imam, amends the Privatisation Commission Ordinance, 2000.

COMMENTS (3)

Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 6 years ago | Reply Thanks to the lawmakers who made the laws and passed the bill. It's never too late. How many of the laws made, passed are implemented in Pakistan?
Pakistani | 6 years ago | Reply As we do not have any religious leaders in Pakistan to provide moral guidance, I hope this law helps wipe out this terrible crime. It needs to be enforced. Strictly
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