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Law: Criminal: Pakistan
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Since 1947, the Pakistan Penal Code 1860, the Criminal Procedure Code 1989, and the Evidence Act of 1872 have formed the statutory basis of the criminal law of Pakistan. In 1979 Islamic criminal law was partly implemented. Islamic criminal law is not compatible with the status that women already had in Pakistan. Woman's organizations mobilized and claimed that Islamic law had to face the challenges of the modern world. The women's movement …

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Mehdi, Rubya, “Law: Criminal: Pakistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0107f>
First published online: 2009

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