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Two arrested for funds fraud in water project. Recommended Stories Shahzeb khan case: Amnesty International has submitted to successive governments of Pakistan its concerns about the use of qisas and diyat ordinance death penalty in Pakistan; qisas and diyat ordinance now reiterates its concerns and recommendations.
Information from Pakistan indicates that the execution which was fixed for 8 May has been postponed as the Advocate General has filed an appeal in the High Court of the North West Frontier Province questioning the order of public execution.
Civil society in furore: Review of ‘Qisas and Diyat Ordinance 1990’ demanded
Penal code section offers relief. Jahangir is to dlyat taken to the playground of the school and is to be shot dead by the wali or legal heir of the victim, i. In most cases where the death penalty cannot be imposed as a qisas punishment for murder, the prisoner becomes liable to pay diyat compensation to the heirs of the victim, and may also be sentenced to imprisonment.
In Amnesty International’s view, the death penalty is inherently unjust and arbitrary, however heinous the crime for diyay it is awarded and however scrupulous the procedures by which it is enforced.
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Amnesty International has submitted to successive governments of Pakistan its concerns about the use of the death penalty in Pakistan; it now reiterates its concerns and recommendations. The Shariat appellate bench made it binding on the government to amend the relevant laws. Email this document Printable version. In accordance with the “black warrant” issued in early MayJahangir was to be hanged in Haripur Jail where he has been imprisoned.
The sessions judge later reportedly revised the execution order to bring it into consonance with the requirements of the ordinance relative to the requirement of qisasfor equal punishment for the offence committed.
The Qisas and Diyat Ordinance was never brought before parliament and has been periodically re-promulgated since September This qosas is another drama just to make headline to sooth the foreign elements who are paying prdinance ones doing the furore to achive nothing. By proposing to execute a prisoner in a school playground, the authorities oridnance appear to contravene the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which Pakistan ratified in Under Islamic law the punishment for murder, homicide or infliction of injury can either be in the form of qisas equal punishment for the crime qisaa or diyat compensation payable to the victims or their legal heirs.
These concepts are applied qisass different ways in different Islamic systems. If the appeal is not heard or is rejected, a prisoner sentenced to death for murder, could, before the Qisas and Diyat Ordinance was promulgated, appeal for commutation of his death sentence to the President, the federal or the provincial government. A death sentence which has been confirmed by a provincial High Court cannot be carried out if the heirs of the victim pardon the prisoner or reach a compromise with him; an execution can be halted “even at the last moment before execution of the sentence”.
They contravene international human rights standards, including those contained in the United Nations Safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty qisaz lays down in Qisaz 9: In a murder case this means that, if the relevant rules of evidence are fulfilled, the aand of the ahd have the right to have qisas equal punishment inflicted on the offender.
Now when the family of Shahzaib, whose cold-blooded murder last year drew public outcry, has agreed to forgive the influential killers which has resulted in aggressive public debate on the pros and cons of this law.
Thus, if these individuals so decide, offenders can walk free even after committing grave and heinous crimes like murder.
Two recent cases of the application of the death penalty, one relating to the payment of compensation, the other to a public execution which would re-enact the crime, have reinforced Amnesty International’s concerns that executions of death sentences imposed under the Qisas and Diyat Ordinance constitute particularly inhuman and degrading forms of punishment.
The national electorate qisas and diyat ordinance out and voted despite threats. At present 55 countries have abolished the death penalty for all offences, while 15 qisas and diyat ordinance done so for all but the most exceptional crimes. The five-member appellate bench unanimously decided that sections to of PPC are repugnant to the injunctions of Islam on different grounds. Moreover, to bargain in monetary digat about the value of human life appears to violate the inherent dignity of man and betrays a lack ordunance respect diyyat the value of human life.
Friday, 27 Qixas Now when the family of Shahzaib, whose cold-blooded murder last year drew public outcry, has agreed to forgive the influential qisas and diyat ordinance which has resulted in aggressive public debate on the pros and cons of this law.
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Shortly after the promulgation of the Qisas and Diyat Ordinance, Amnesty International expressed its concern about some of the changes it introduced into Pakistan law see: This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, redistributed or derived from.
To Amnesty International’s knowledge the Supreme Court has not yet issued a final ordonance. Jahangir, a resident of Permooli, Swabi district, was found guilty of murdering a woman school teacher, Farhat Naz.
According to newspaper reports people in Kaloo Khan village in Swabi, where Farhat Naz lived, have protested against the postponement and are demanding immediate execution of the convict.