Pakistan Pass New Bill According To Criminal Law Act, 2023 5 Year Jail Defaming Army Judiciary
Pakistan New Law Bill: Political and economic upheaval is going on in Pakistan right now. Meanwhile, the present government has prepared to pass a bill to amend the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC). According to this draft bill, if any person of Pakistan insults the country’s army and judiciary in any way, then he will be sentenced to 5 years and a fine of Rs 10 lakh.
The draft bill has been vetoed by the Ministry of Law and Justice. This bill has been brought by the Ministry of Interior for the Prime Minister and the Federal Cabinet. In this regard, the cabinet has clearly mentioned the purpose of the proposed bill, as the army and the courts have been criticized recently on social media. According to interior ministry sources, the summary and the bill will be sent to the federal cabinet soon.
New section 500A added
Title Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2023, Bill PPC 1860 has suggested adding a new section 500A after section 500. The new section is titled ‘Deliberately ridiculing or defaming state institutions’. The cabinet summary states that in the recent past the country has witnessed an increase in reprehensible, outrageous attacks on some of the country’s institutions, including the judiciary and the army.
non bailable warrant
It states that whoever makes and publishes any statement in any manner intended to ridicule or insult the judiciary, the army or any member thereof, shall be an offense punishable with imprisonment for a limited term. During this, he can be punished with imprisonment of up to five years or with a fine of Rs 10 lakh or with both.
Similarly, in Schedule II of PPC, a new section called 500A has been added to section 500, which states that the offender shall be arrested without warrant and the offense shall be non-bailable and non-compoundable which can only be challenged Is. It was said in the report that a campaign has been started by some people with the aim of defaming the country’s government institutions and their officials or spreading hatred.
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