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    When Did Hudood Ordinances Started In Pakistan

  • Call for review of president’s power to pardon Hudood convict

    ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Friday urged a parliamentary committee to review Article 45 of the Constitution to withdraw the president’s power to pardon a person convicted in Hudood and Qisas cases...

    ”The Jamaat chief said he believed that the president must have the powers to pardon sentences, but there were a few punishments that had been announced by Allah and his Prophet (peace be upon him) like in Hudood and...

  • New ordinances in Punjab: Unhygienic food entails strict punishments

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday promulgated three more ordinances including the one amending the Food Authority law, enhancing punishments for dealing in adulterated or unhygienic food and introducing grading of eateries...

    The Special Protection Unit Ordinance provides for a public sector security agency under the Punjab police that will offer its services to foreigners working in Pakistan, mainly Chinese, and private and...

  • Implementation of earthquake relief package started, says Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the implementation of the relief package announced by him has started, stated a report from Radio Pakistan...

    He directed all relevant authorities to open blocked routes in the district through the use of heavy machinery, added the report from Radio Pakistan...

  • Ordinances usurp authority of parliament: opposition

    ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties walked out of the National Assembly on Wednesday to protest the proliferating trend of “governance through ordinances”, complaining that the ruling party was trying to make parliament redundant by bypassing the legislature on all matters of import...

    But while the government insisted that it was necessary to implement the measure immediately, opposition lawmakers did not buy that claim...

  • Repair of burst pipeline not yet started

    KARACHI: Repair work on the pipeline of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board that burst on Saturday afternoon did not start even after the passage of over 30 hours as the water was still being pumped out of the ruptured section of the 84-inch diameter pipeline till late on Sunday evening...

    Probably it would be empty by early Monday to allow repair work to be started...

  • And then they started singing

    Thus when the deaf learn to speak they get rid of a critical disability — speech impairment...

    The opportunity was provided by the school principal Zara Husain’s request to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for help in getting the rights of the deaf recognised...

  • The calculus of ordinances

    THE promulgation of the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Ordinance on Dec 7, merely 48 hours before the National Assembly was to begin its session, has once again stoked debate on how democratic is the practice of legislating through presidential decree...

    Ordinances are nothing new in Pakistan’s legislative history...

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