Minister of Justice opposes public hanging of child abusers as against to Islamic teachings, constitution 1

Minister of Justice opposes public hanging of child abusers as against to Islamic teachings, constitution


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem has opposed the public hanging of offenders convicted for sexually abusing and murdering children – for which a resolution was passed in the National Assembly yesterday with a majority of votes – as “contradictory with Islamic teachings and the Constitution.”

Mr Naseem asserted that the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) in 1994 had termed the public hanging “unconstitutional” and declared it against Islamic law.

He added: “The Justice Department will not enforce laws (providing legal services to the country) that are not in accordance with Sharia law or the Constitution of Pakistan.”

Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, yesterday introduced a handwritten resolution in Parliament in which all legislators agreed with PPP, referring to “the brutal murder of 8-year-old Iwaz Noor in Nowshera”. . The meeting was chaired by vice-chairman Kassim Khan Suri.

The signatories ‘condemned’ death ‘,’ This house demands an end to this shameful and cruel child murder and has a powerful deterrent effect. Murderers and rapists must not only be sentenced to death, but must also be hanged in public. “

“Increasing penalties will not reduce crime,” said PPP leader and former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

He added: “We cannot impose public sanctions because it violates United Nations law.” He reminded the members of parliament that Pakistan signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In addition to PPP legislators, Fawad Chaudhry, the minister of Science and Technology, also condemned it, and Shireen Mazari, the minister of Human Rights, insisted that the resolution was “not a government sponsor but a personal act”.

“This is another major operation in line with brutal civilizations. Society is acting in a balanced way. Brutality is not the answer to crime, it is another expression of extremism,” Favard wrote on Twitter.

“Many of us have objected to this. Our Department of Human Rights was strongly against it. Unfortunately, I attended a conference and I could not attend a North American conference.”

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