The Constitution of 1973

Hudood Laws

Pakistan's Legislative History

An entire body of law has been enacted - largely during the regime of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq - that seeks to establish what is perceived by the supporters of these laws as an "Islamic" system of justice in the country. These laws have come under increasing scrutiny and debate both within Pakistan and internationally especially with regard to their impact on civil liberties, human rights and equal treatment of citizens.

Dec 1, 2006: The Protection of Women (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill, 2006, also informally called the Women's Protection Bill, was passed by the National Assembly on November 15, 2006, and by the Senate on November 23, 2006. The President granted assent to the Bill on December 1, 2006. This Bill makes significant amendments to the Hudood laws and other criminal statutes.

Ed. - These laws are presented here without prejudice to their content. This collection remains under construction and is not complete.

Related: "Islamic" Laws

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