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The Impact Of Qisas And Diyat Law On The Administration Of Criminal Justice In Pakistan

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The purpose of this chapter is to examine how a criminal justice system based on Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence has responded to this redefinition of the offences of culpable homicide and murder. It examine the workings of some of the components of the machinery of the criminal justice system of Pakistan, viz. the police, courts and the criminal litigants. The chapter offers a critical analysis of statistics on the crime of murder and its related variables from 1981 to 2000, sifted out from the records of police, trial courts, the Lahore High Court Multan Bench, the Federal Shariat Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. It furnishes a survey of the impact and ramifications of the introduction of the qisas and diyat law into the criminal litigation of murder in Pakistan.

Keywords: criminal justice system of Pakistan; diyat law; Federal Shariat Court; Lahore High Court Multan Bench; qisas law



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