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This is the conclusory chapter of the book, which examines the evolution and introduction of Shariah in the criminal law of Pakistan. It provides a review and analysis of Zia-ul-Haqs Islamisation project. The book proves that the process of Islamisation invoked by General Zia in 1979 was not primarily aimed to enforce Islamic order in the country, as he led the general public to believe, but was designed to achieve political ends mainly the legitimacy for and extension of his dictatorship. It examines the very peculiar timing of the introduction of the qisas and diyat law. Despite showing great interest and concern for the implementation of the hudud Ordinances, Zia deliberately prevented the law of qisas and diyat from going.

Keywords: criminal law of Pakistan; diyat law; qisas law; Shariah; Zia-ul-Haq



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