Country Pakistan
Year 2004
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage, Other harmful practices

Brief Description


The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act amends Sections 299, 302, 305, 308, 310, 311, 316, 324, 337, 338 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Sections 345, 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to ensure more effective prosecution of cases of the so-called honour killings. The Act also inserts a new section (310A), which punishes giving of females in marriage as part of a compromise to settle a dispute between two families or clans with rigorous punishment may extend to 10 years but shall not be less than three years.

Full Text

Criminal Law (Amendment) Act

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/PAK/3 p. 18