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Pakistan -  Penal Code 1860

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AHSAN, A., Administration of criminal justice in Pakistan, Tokyo: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), 1992,  (series; Resource Material Series; 42);

BURNEY, Samya, Crime or custom?: Violence against women in Pakistan, New York: Human Rights Watch, 1999, 101 p., ISBN: 1564322416;

FAHEEM, Sh. Mohammad, M. Asif Hameed Pirzada, Mian Masaud and Ahmad Bhutta, 13-year's digest on Hudood laws, 1992, Lahore : Kashmir Law Times, 1992, xxi, 566 p., ; notes: English (chiefly), some in Urdu; Alt title: Digest on Hudood laws;

FARANI, M. (Merajuddin), 1935-, Criminal major acts, Lahore : Lahore Law Times Publications, 2005, 1510 p.;  other edition: Lahore : Nadeem Law Book House, 2006, 1520 p., ISBN: 2006334232;

HALIM, Sheikh Abdul, The Pakistan penal code: with commentary, 4th ed., Lahore : P.L.D. Publishers, 1989,  2 volumes, 1699, 83 p.;

HANIF, C.M.,  The Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (Act no. XLV of 1860) : up-to-date and exhaustive latest commentary, Lahore : Lahore Law Times Publications, 1996, 2 volumes, 1639 p.;

'Hudood laws' in Pakistan / foreword by, Gul Muhammad Khan, Lahore : Kausar Brothers, 1993, 2, 155 p.;

KAKAKHEL, Niaz A. Shah, "Honour Killings: Islamic and Human Rights Perspectives", (2004) 55 The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 78-89;

KANWAR, Mahfooz A., Murder and homicide in Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan : Vanguard, 1989, viii, 273 p., ISBN: 9694020069;

Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, available at (accessed on 15 February 2004);

LAU, Martin, "[Country Survey] Pakistan", (1995) 2 Yearbook of Islamic and Midddle Eastern Law 274-284,see p. 282; the Yearbook is edited by Eugene Cotran and Chibli Mallat, London: Kluwer Law International, 1996, ISBN: 90412102574; contains other references not mentioned here;

MAHMOOD, Shaukat, The Pakistan Penal Code (XLV of 1880 [i.e. 1860]),  4th rev. and enl. ed., Lahore : Legal Research Centre ; Allahabad, India : Supplied by Law Publishers, 1985, 3 v.; Notes: "Exhaustive commentary incorporating case-law of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, India, U.K., etc."

MAHMOOD, Syed Tahir, 1941- and  Institute of Objective Studies (New Delhi, India), Criminal law in Islam and the Muslim world : a comparative perspective, 1st ed., Delhi : Institute of Objective Studies, 1996,  xvi, 504 p. ; 25 cm., ISBN: 8185220271; copy at Dalhousie University;

This anthology offers studies in the criminal law of Islam, its textual foundations, major theories, principles and procedural rules; its working and  social impact in some countries which have retained it in force, process of its re-introduction in a codified form in some other countries; and its place in the modern sciences of criminology and comparative criminal law.

Among the twenty-one studies included in the book, five are by Professor Tahir Mahmood. The remaining sixteen by 18 different authors from heterogeneous backgrounds, cultures and countries have been systematically presented by Dr. Mahmood with an extensive editing, adding  introductory notes and necessary postscripts.

n the whole the book covers almost the entire gamut of the Islamic criminal law principles and current scope and practice.

Contents: Introduction. Part-I: General Studies: Criminal Jurisprudence & Comparative Law Criminal Law in Islam: Basic Sources and General Principles - (Mohammad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Jubeir).  Crimes and Punishments under the Various Schools of Shari'ah: A Comparative Overview -( Safia M. Safwat). Ethics of Punishments: Islamic and Western Dispensations - (Fateh M. Sandeela). Philosophy and Basic Principles of Islamic Penal Jurisprudence: A Comparative View -( G. Saqlain Masoodi.) Islamic Criminal Jurisprudence and Social Defence: An Ousider's Appraisal - (N.R. Madhavan Menon).

Part-II: Subject Studies: Specific Crimes and Criminal Procedure. A..Offence Against Life. B..Offences Against Property.C. Offences Relating To Sex D.Criminal Procedure & Evidence.

Part-III: Regional Studies: Criminal Law in the Muslim Countries.A. Muslim Countries in General. B.Saudi Arabia. C.Libya. D.Pakistan" (source:, accessed on 22 August 2004);

The major acts : (as amended up-todate), Lahore : Lahore Law Times, [1992]; contents: "The criminal procedure code, with amendments promulgating Qisas & Diyat -- The Pakistan penal code with amendments promulgating Qisas & Diyat -- The Qanun-E-Shahadat, 1984 -- The limitation act, 1908 -- The Islamic criminal laws -- The explosive substances act, 1908 -- The Surrender of illicit arms ordinance, 1991" (source: the Biddle Law Library, University of pennsylvania, at;

MALUNOOD, M., The major acts: as amended up to date, Lahore: Pakistan Law Times Publications; Stockist, Al- Qanoon Publishers, 2006, xx, 1626 p.,  ISBN: 2006334181;

MOHAMMAD, Fida, The Hegemonic Role of the Criminal Justice System in Pakistan, Ph.D. thesis, University of Oregon, 1994, 204 p.;

MOORE, R.H. Jr., "Islamic legal systems: Traditional (Saudi Arabia), contemporary (Bahrain), and evolving (Pakistan)" in C. Fields and R.H. Moore, eds., Comparative criminal justice: Traditional and nontraditional systems of law and control, Prospect Heights (Illinois), Waveland Press, 1996, at pp. 390-410;

NADIM, Sayyid Azhar Hasan, Pakistan : the political economy of lawlessness, Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002, 375 p., ISBN: 0195796217;

PAKISTAN, COUNCIL OF ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY, Islamic Criminal Laws (Part - 1 - HUDUD), 82 p.; copy at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario;

Penal Code, available at (accessed on 23 May 2008);

QADIR, Mansoor, "Pakistan/Pakistan: Report on Present Situation, problems and Solutions in the Legal System Related to Corruption Control and Corruption Cases in Pakistan", (2003) 74(1-2) International Review of Penal Law 515-525; notes: article in English; individual report; XVIIth International Congress of Penal Law, Preparatory Colloquium, Section II, Corruption and Related Offences in International Economic Acrtivities, November 11-12, 2002, Tokyo (Japan);

RANCHHODDAS, Ratanlal, The law of crimes : Pakistan penal code (XLV of 1860) : [with new Islamic laws, 1979] / [with commentary] by Ratanlal Ranchhoddas ; revised by Iqbal Mahmood Awan, Lahore : Mansoor Book House, [1982], xxiv, 1032 p.;  informations provenant du Catalogue Collectif RERO (Suisse);

SABRI, Badur-ul-Hassan Khan, The law of superdari : including powers of criminal courts, Lahore : Khyber Law Publishers, 1983, x, 116 p.;

TANGUAY-RENAUD, François, "Post Colonial Pluralism, Human Rights and the Administration of Criminal Justice in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan", (2002) Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law;.

WAGAR-UL-HAQ, Mohammed, Islamic criminal laws : Hudood laws & rules, with up-to-date commentary, Lahore : Nadeem Law Book House, 1994, 632 p.; note: English and Urdu;

WASTI, Aarij, "The Hudood Laws of Pakistan: A Social and Legal Misfit in Today's Society", (2003) 12 Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies 63-95;

WASTI, Tahir, The application of islamic law in Pakistan: Sharia in practice, Leiden (u.a): Brill, 2009, 29, 408 p. (series; Brill's Arab and Islamic law series; 2), ISBN: 978-90-04-17225-8;

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