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The Ordinance 1990

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This chapter presents the first Ordinance of the Qisas and Diyat Law Promulgated by the President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan during the Interim Government of Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, on 5 September 1990. Ordinance No. VII of 1990 is expedient further to amend the Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860) and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act of 1898) to bring them into conformity with the Injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. The chapter decsribes the punishment of qatl-i-amd and discusses cases in which qisas for qatl-i-amd shall not be enforced. Whoever, without any intention to cause the death of or cause harm to a person, causes death of such person, either by mistake of act or by mistake of fact, is said to commit qatl-i-khata.

Keywords: diyat law; Ordinance No. VII of 1990; qatl-i-amd; qatl-i-khata



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