An Act further to amend the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 28th December, 2011]

No. F. 24(12)/2011-Legis.—The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 26th December, 2011, is hereby published for general information:—

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Pakistan Penal Code 1860 (Act XLV of 1860) and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898) for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:—

1.  Short title and commencement.—(1) This Act may be called the Criminal Law (Third Amendment) Acts 2011.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2. Substitution of Section 310A, Act XLV of 1860.—In the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860), hereinafter referred to as the Code, in Chapter XVI, for Section 310A, the following shall be substituted, namely:—

"310A. Punishment for giving a female in marriage or otherwise in badla-e-sulh, wanni or swara.—Whoever gives a female in marriage or otherwise compels her to enter into marriage, as badal-e-sulh, wanni, or swara or any other custom or practice under any name, in consideration of settling a civil dispute or a criminal liability, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years but shall not be less than three years and shall also be liable to fine of five hundred thousand rupees.".

3. Insertion of new Chapter XXA, Act XLV of 1860.—In the Code, after Chapter XX, the following new Chapter shall be inserted, namely:—


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