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

No case to be converted, lodged or registered under certain provisions: Which stories saw the the biggest audience in the last 12 months? Penetration is sufficient husood constitute the sexual intercourse necessary to the offence of Zina.

In the Pakistan Penal Code, – a. Both it and adultery became non-compoundable, non-bailable, and punishable at maximum by death.

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. Case in which hadd shall not be enforced 1. Hudpod previous rape laws, repealed by the Zina Ordinance, had lzw rape as compulsory sexual intercourse. The provisions of Chapter XXIX of the Code shall not apply in respect of hudoid awarded under section 5 or section 6 of this Ordinance.

Subject to the provisions of section 7, whoever commits zina or zina-bil-jabr which is not liable to haddor for which proof in either of the forms mentioned in section 8 is not available and the punishment of qazf liable to hadd has not been awarded to the complainant, or for which hadd may not be enforced under this Ordinance, shall be liable to tazir.

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


A woman alleging rape was required to provide four adult male eyewitnesses of good standing tazkiyah-al-shuhood to “the act of penetration”. The hadd punishment given to such an adulterer was stoning to death while the penalty for a fornicator was public whipping of lashes.

Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles containing potentially dated paw from November All articles containing potentially dated statements. Stripes shall not be applied to “the head, face, stomach or chest or the delicate parts of the body of the convict,” and should not lacerate the skin of the convict. Crime and Punishment in Islamic Hudod An Ordinance to bring in conformity with the injunctions of Islam the law relating to the Offence of Zina.

Inthen President Pervez Musharraf again proposed reform hduood the ordinance.

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 zinahhdood, and consumption of alcohol.

A person is said to commit zina-bil-jabr if he or she has sexual inter-course with a woman or man, as the case may be, to whom he or she is not validly married, in any of the following circumstances, namely: These laws created six distinct categories of sexual offences and assigned punishments for each:. One non-classical feature is that Hadd punishments can only be carried out after an appeal to the Federal Shariat Court has failed. Buying a person for purposes of prostitution, etc.

Presiding Officer of Court to be Muslim. Don’t mix sin with crime”. Under the ordinances, tazir punishments hydood involve lww.

Hudood Ordinances

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. Human Rights Watch urges President General Pervez Musharraf and members of the National Assembly to implement the recommendation and reject the current proposed amendments. This is to discourage one step of humiliation of women. BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely give more ammunition to those quarters denouncing It specifies that whips shall be made of leather, or a cane or a branch of a tree, be no longer than 1.


Some of these countries have since repealed the law of stoning.

The Offence of Zina (Enforcement Of Hudood) Ordinance,

Please give now to support our work. Furthermore, in addition to other problems created by these laws, their judicial application also made it easier to get away with crimes against women such as honour killings and general degradation and humiliation of women in society.

December 13, Dispatches. December 18, Report. Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Most Shared December 14, Dispatches. The bill was ratified by the Senate on 23 November[54] and became law after President Musharraf signed it on 1 December Whoever is guilty of the abetment of an offence liable to hadd under this Ordinance shall be liable to the punishment provided for such offence as tazir.

Zina-bil-jabr is zina-bil-jabr liable to hadd if it is committed in the committed in ,aw circumstances specified in sub-section 1 of section 5. The political party landscape remains wracked with judicial complications and ongoing accountability pressures.

Statutory rape, previously defined as sex with or without the consent of a girl under the age of 14, was no longer a crime, meaning that girls could be charged for engaging in illicit sex if they had reached puberty. Most Viewed August 21, Dispatches.