ABORTION IN PAKISTAN:
In many countries abortion of a child is not a crime but abortion in Pakistan is a crime. Many countries allows a female to have miscarriage. In these countries such abortion or miscarriage is not a crime. Abortion in Pakistan is a crime but is allowed if the miscarriage is done in good faith. The word good faith includes that if such miscarriage is done to save the life of the mother then it is permitted. It is necessary that doctor recommends the miscarriage in good faith to save the life of the mother. The mother or the father or both cannot themselves decide to have a miscarriage in Pakistan. The abortion laws in Pakistan do not allows or permits the parents to have the miscarriage of the child. The parents are not allowed by law to decide if they want to keep the child or should have a miscarriage. The abortion law in Pakistan is very clear that the miscarriage can be allowed in Pakistan only to save the life of the mother on the recommendation of the doctors. Punishment of abortion in Pakistan is very strict in Pakistan Penal code 1860 and abortion act in Pakistan.
PUNISHMENT OF ABORTION IN PAKISTAN:
The punishment of abortion in Pakistan is mentioned in Pakistan penal code. The punishment of abortion in Pakistan is divided in to two catagories according to section 338 of PPC.
- Isqat e Hamal: Isqat e hamal is the miscarriage of a child whose limbs or organs have not been formed yet.
- Isqat e Janin: Isqat e Janin is the miscarriage of a child whose limbs or organs have been formed
- The punishment of isqat e hamal under section 338 of PPC is very clear that if it is caused with the consent of mother then the offender will be punished with 3 years of imprisonment. If it is caused without the consent of the mother then the offender will be punished with 10 years of imprisonment.
- The punishment of isqat e janin can be diyat amount and death penalty also under the section 338 of Pakistan penal code.
If a case is registered under the provisions of abortion act in Pakistan or Pakistan penal code for the abortion in Pakistan you may contact our lawyer in Lahore. We are experienced in the court cases of abortion in Pakistan.
ABORTION ACT IN PAKISTAN:
There is no separate abortion act in Pakistan. The punishment of abortion is mentioned in Pakistan penal code section 338. The abortion law in Pakistan is strict and you may face severe punishment if you have caused abortion in Pakistan. There is only one way to have abortion and that is that the doctor recommends you only for the reason that if it is not done it may cause death of the mother. The doctor cannot arbitrary exercise his power in recommending the abortion in Pakistan. For the recommendation by the doctor the doctor should be competent and should have a solid medical reason for it. For more details of the abortion laws in Pakistan you may contact our law firm in Lahore Pakistan.