An Act further to amend the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898
ACT NO. XVIII OF 2018
CRIMINAL LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018
[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 24th May, 2018]
WHEREAS it s expedient further to amend the Pakistan Panel 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 Laws (Amendment) Act, 2018.
(2) It shall come into force at once.
2. Amendment of Section 510, Act XLV of 1860.–(1) In the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (XLV of 1860), in Section 510.
(i) for the words “twenty four hours” the words “seven days but shall not be less than forty eight hours” shall be substituted; and
(ii) for the words “thirty rupees” the words “one hundred thousand rupees but shall not be less than ten thousand rupees” shall be substituted.
3. Amendment of Schedule II, Act V of 1898.–In the Code of Criminal procedure, 1898 (V of 1898), in Schedule II, against Section 510, for the entry in column the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“simple imprisonment for 7 days but shall not be less than 48 hours, or fine of 100000 rupees but shall not be less than 10000 rupees, or both.”