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When Qatl Amd not Liable to Qatl

Cases in which Qatl Amd shall not be liable to Qisas: Section 306 PPC provides for cases where qatl-i-amd is not liable to qisas. Where A offender is a minor or insane, (provided he does not associate with himself a person not liable…

FIR and its Evidentiary Value

First Information Report (FIR) First information report is an information regarding the commission of cognizable offence to the police authorities and it can also be taken as a very good piece of initial evidence which has to be backed up…

Bail in Non-Bailable Offences

BAIL: The world “bail” is derived from the French word bailier which means to give or decline. The basic concept of the word bail is the release of the person from the custody of police and delivery into the hands of sureties, who…

Attempt to Commit Offence

Attempt to Commit Offence Introduction: Section 511 of the Code deals with the punishment for attempt to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or a shorter term. It provides whoever attempts to commit an offence…

Waiver and Compounding of Qisas

Waiver and Compounding of Qisas Waiver of Qisas: Section 309 PPC empowers wali to waive right of qisas at any time and without any compensation. The only stipulation is that the right of qisas shall not be waived where the government is…

Punishment for Qatl-i-Amd

Qatl-i-Amd: Qatl-i-Amd has been defined in S. 300 Pakistan Penal Code. It provides that whoever, with the intention of causing death or with the intention of causing bodily injury to a person, by doing an act which in the ordinary course…

Procedure of Trial before Magistrate

Procedure of Trial before Magistrate Introduction Chapter 20 of the code of criminal procedure which consists of Ss. 241-250 provides the procedure for the trial of cases by Magistrate. The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure…

Framing of Charge

Framing of Charge Charge The term charge is defined is defined in S. 4 C and includes any head of charge when the charge contains more than one head. A charge is precise formulation of the specific accusation made against a person who is…