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Offences Against Property (Enforcement of ‘Hudood’) Ordinance, (2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan. (3) It shall come into force on the. Pakistan’s notorious Hudood Ordinances were promulgated in by the The introduction of these laws resulted in the offences of rape and. 7. See Offences Against Property (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance () ( Pak.) (prohibiting theft); Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order () (Pak.).

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In addition, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, fornication non-marital sex became illegal.

Hudood Ordinances

When a female is sold, let for hire, or otherwise disposed of to a prostitute or to any person who keeps or manages a brothel, the person so disposing of such female shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to have disposed of her with the intent that she shall be used for the purpose of prostitution. Women’s protection Bill a kaw. Buying a person for purposes of prostitution, etc.

Application of Code of Criminal Procedure and amendment 1.

Trio accused in JIT huood reject findings, claim innocence. The most controversial of the four ordinances, [5] it has several distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each:. For robbery liable to haddthe right hand of the offender and his left foot should be amputated by a surgeon.

Zafran Bibi, who is hudpod 26, is in solitary confinement in a death-row cell. She goes through her period of iddat. Whoever commits zina liable to tazir shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and with whipping numbering thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine. The evidence of guilt was there for all to see: These laws created six distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each:.

Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short

The zina provisions of the law were particularly controversial [5] and critics alleged that there were “hundreds of incidents where a woman subjected to rape, or even gang rape, was eventually accused of zina ” and incarcerated. Case in which hadd shall not be enforced 1.


The introduction of these laws resulted in the offences of rape and adultery in the Pakistan Penal Code PPC to be repealed as they were substituted by these offences.

Though this legislation does not redress all the problems introduced by the Hudood Ordinances, substantial changes have been made, which is a step in the right direction. The reforms have come under considerable opposition from Islamist groups in Pakistan, who insist that law should stay following the sharia. A triple talaq is pronounced.

For example, a person charged under the Hudood Ordinances will now be able to post bail. Kennedy states that “clearly the perception that Zia’s program significantly discriminated against women’s rights is fundamentally flawed”.

Islamism in South Asia. The Hudood Laws of Pakistan”. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles containing potentially dated statements from November All articles containing potentially dated statements.

It described the offence of false accusation of Zina fornication and adultery either written, verbal or “by visible representations”, with intent to cause harm, and without producing four witnesses in support of the accusation before the Court, or who “according to the finding of the Court”, a witness has given false evidence of the commission of zina or rape, or when a complainant has made a false accusation of rape; [18].

December 24, Dispatches. This is to discourage one step of humiliation of women. The Hudood Law was intended to implement Shari’a law or bring Pakistani law into “conformity with the injunctions of Islam”, by enforcing punishments mentioned in the Quran and sunnah for zina extramarital sex[3] qazf false accusation of zinatheft, and consumption of alcohol.

It was restored in stages between November and Marchand although it contains provisions guaranteeing equality before law and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex alone, the Hudood Ordinances have been permitted to co-exist. Retrieved 19 November Otherwise, the courts have no consistent standards of proof for rape. The ordinances follow the classical mainly Hanafi jurisprudence doctrine. BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely give more hufood to those quarters denouncing Definitions In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject of context: Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to unnatural lust.


Pakistan is once again at a critical juncture of political transition.

Presiding Officer of Court to be Muslim. Both it and adultery became non-compoundable, non-bailable, and punishable at maximum by death. A number of international and Pakistani human rights organizations argue that Hudood Ordinance goes beyond what is required by sharia.

Pakistan: Proposed Reforms to Hudood Laws Fall Short | Human Rights Watch

While it was easy to file a case against a woman accusing her of adultery, the Zina Ordinance made it very difficult for a woman to obtain bail pending trial. Whoever sells, lets to hire, or otherwise disposes of any person with intent that such person shall at any time by employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any time be employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment for life and with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine.

Updated December 30, Pressure on the press A government-controlled body to run the affairs of newspapers is not in sync with the modern concepts of rule.

In the case mentioned in sub-section 2the Court may award tazir on the basis of the evidence on record. Penetration is sufficient to constitute the sexual intercourse necessary to the offence of Zina. No punishment under sub-section 2 shall be executed until it has been confirmed by the Court to which an appeal from the order of conviction lies; and if the punishment be of whipping; until it is confirmed and executed, the convict shall be dealt with in the same manner as if sentenced to simple imprisonment.