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    Punishment For Adultery In Pakistan Face

  • Two stoned to death for adultery in Iraq, claims IS

    BAGHDAD: The self-styled Islamic State jihadist group said it has stoned two men to death for adultery in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, according to a series of photos posted online...

    One man is shown kneeling blindfolded in front of a group of men who hurl large stones at him until he is lying face down on the ground, blood running from his head...

  • Christians can file for divorce sans adultery allegation

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday allowed a petition challenging a provision of the Christian Divorce Act 1869, which requires a Christian couple to use allegation of adultery for dissolution of marriage...

    Announcing a short order, Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah said the Christians would be able to depart in a dignified way without accusing each other of adultery...

  • Woman stoned to death in Yemen on adultery charge

    ADEN: Al Qaeda militants have stoned a woman to death in a southeastern Yemeni city that they control after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses said on Monday...

    A copy of the purported verdict issued by the so-called Hadramawt court of Al Qaeda’s Ansar al-Sharia in December said the married woman had “confessed in front of the judges to committing adultery”...

  • Christians divorce: plea for upholding LHC decision allowing divorce without adultery charges

    LAHORE: Punjab Commission on Status of Women Chairperson Fauzia Waqar on Thursday requested the Lahore High Court to uphold an earlier decision by the court of restoring section 7 of Christian Divorce Act 1869, which enabled Christian men to divorce their spouses without using the charge of adultery...

    She told the bench that with the restoration of section 7 of the Act, the Christian couples had been able to get separation without...

  • Taliban kill woman, lover over adultery: Afghan official

    The Taliban killed an Afghan woman accused of adultery and her lover in western Ghor province after it was discovered that she had fled her husband to be with another man, an Afghan official said...

    Khatebi said it all happened on Wednesday, the Taliban detained the two, carried out a swift self-styled trial and handed down a death sentence for both...

  • Senate seeks strict punishment for people disturbing public order while under the influence

    The Senate on Monday approved the Criminal Laws Amendment Bill 2017, which seeks an increase in the punishment for those arrested for inciting disturbances in public spaces while under the influence, DawnNews reported...

    The proposed legislation suggests that those creating a law and order situation while under the influence will be held in captivity for a period ranging anywhere from 48 hours to a week...

  • FIA seeks capital punishment in Benazir case, says ATC passed verdict 'in a hurry'

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday challenged the verdict of an anti-terrorism court in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, arguing that the two guilty policemen as well as the five men acquitted of all charges deserve capital punishment...

    Last month, ATC had announced the verdict in the murder case, acquitting five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects — Rafaqat Hussain, Husnain Gul, Sher Zaman, Rashid Ahmed and Aitzaz...

  • Reward and punishment policy paying off in schools: CM

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Thursday that the provincial government was focusing on improvement of quality of education and for this purpose it had introduced a policy of reward and punishment based on performance...

    Speaking at the ‘Best Performing Principals, Headmasters and Teachers Incentive Awards’ ceremony here, he said that introduction of reward and punishment policy had resulted in increased enrolment and...

  • Capital punishment

    MORATORIUM on capital punishment, imposed since 2008, was lifted for terrorism-related cases this year, but most of the those executed were not guilty of terrorism...

    The method used in Pakistan is hanging which, in my view, is very cruel and agonising...

  • Court sets aside punishment given to Shoaib Akhtar

    ISLAMABAD: In its detailed order over fine of Rs7 million and ban of five years on Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar by the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Lahore High Court set aside the punishment and declared it to be without lawful authority and of no legal effect, Dawn learnt here on Wednesday...

    On March 24, 2008 he received another notice asking him to appear before the disciplinary committee of the PCB on April 1, 2008 and he...

  • CM wants punishment for unhygienic meat enhanced

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed that sale of substandard, haram (forbidden) and unhygienic meat shall not be tolerated and the elements involved in this heinous trade should be awarded maximum punishment...

    Chairing a meeting here on Friday, he also issued instructions for making legislation for declaring the sale of haram and substandard meat as well as dead and unhealthy animals as non-bailable offence and...

  • Court awards capital punishment in murder case

    However, the court said that the record and proceedings of the case were to be submitted to the high court for confirmation of capital punishment as required under Section 374 of the Code of Criminal Procedure...

    According to the prosecution, the accused had gunned down the victim since he was opposing a marriage proposal of the accused for his sister...

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