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The Prevention of Anti-Women Practices Act ( 2011)

Dec 02, 2011

Amendments in P.P.C have been introduced for prohibition against forced marriages, marriages with Quran, depriving a female from inheritance and giving away female in vani or swara. Moreover, provincial government shall not suspend, remit or commute punishment awarded in rape cases.  Punishment for the above offences ranges from maximum of 10 and 7 years to the minimum of five to 3 years. The amount of the fine ranges from Rs one million to Rs five hundred thousand.

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