Bill prohibiting corporal punishment tabled in NA
Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
ISLAMABAD: A bill against corporal punishment was tabled in the National Assembly on Tuesday seeking a Rs. 50,000 fine and, or a one year prison sentence for violators.
According to sources, the bill tabled by MNA Marvi Memon seeks to prohibit all kinds of physical punishment including striking by hand, using a stick, a belt, a shoe or any other object. The bill also seeks to prohibit pulling of hair and ears as well. The bill has proposed a fine of 50 thousand rupees and one year imprisonment for those found administering corporal punishment.
It may be recalled that a similar bill was tabled by Dr. Atiya Inayatullah last year and was passed by the outgoing assembly, however it did not become law as the assembly was dissolved before the bill could be tabled and passed in the Senate.