Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offences in the name or pretext of Honour) Act, 2016

This Act has amended section 290, 302, 309, 310, 311, 338E and 345.
1. Fasad-fil-arz, a concept used to decide severity of punishment awarded, including the offender's past convictions, extreme nature of the offence, and the offender being a danger to the community, now includes offences committed in the name of honour. The application of this concept automatically gives rise to severe punishments for honour crimes.
2. Murder committed in the name of honour is punishable with death or imprisonment for life.
3. For murder committed in the name of honour, even if the accused is pardoned by the Wali or other family members of the victim, the Court will still punish the accused with imprisonment for life.

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