Bill moved seeking hiked punishment for indignity to dead human body
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday witnessed introduction of the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Insertion of new section 297A and amendment in schedule II) suggesting increase in punishment to those involved in indignity to a dead human body.
The bill was moved by Chaudhry Faqir Ahmed of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan did not oppose it.
The bill was referred to the relevant standing committee on interior for further deliberations.
It was proposed in the bill to insert new section 297A in the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.
The existing section 297 of Pakistan Penal Code 1860 carried imprisonment of one year and fine but mover of the bill had recommended to increase the punishment from one year to seven to ten years and also determine the fine which was not specified at present. – APP