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Assembly Debates On The Law Of Murder And Homicide, 1981-97

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The creation of the Majlis-E-Shoora was an interim arrangement to facilitate association and consultation with regard to the affairs of the State pending the restoration of democracy and its representative institutions. Although the debates of the Shoora and subsequent Parliaments have escaped most scholars attention, they provide a wealth of information about the mindset of the people involved in the process of Islamisation in Pakistan. This chapter examines such debates and analyses the arguments of Members regarding the introduction of the Islamic law of culpable homicide and murder. The Shoora completed its debate on the law on 25 July 1984. The Bill on Offences against the Human Body Law which was not enforced by the President and, despite approval by the Shoora, was never floated on the floor of the House for debate.

Keywords: culpable homicide; Islamic law; Majlis-E-Shoora debate; murder



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