Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2007

Link to law: http://pakistancode.gov.pk/UY2FqaJw1-apaUY2Fqa-apaUY2Ftapc%3D-sg-jjjjjjjjjjjjj
Published: 2007-07-19

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CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SECOND AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2007

CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SECOND AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2007
Last Updated: 2007­07­19
Contents
PREAMBLE .
1 SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT
2 AMENDMENT OF SECTION 497, ACT V OF 1898


CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SECOND AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2007
ORDINANCE XXXVI OF 2007
AN
ORDINANCE
further to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898
WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898) for the purpose hereinafter appearing;
AND WHEREAS the National Assembly is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;
NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 89 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:­
1. Short title and commencement.­­­(1) This Ordinance may be called the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2007.
(2) It shall come into force at once.
2. Amendment of section 497, Act V of 1898.­­­In the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898), in section 497, in subsection (1), in the first proviso, the words “or any woman” shall be omitted and after the first proviso amended as aforesaid; the following new provisos shall be inserted, namely,:­­
“Provided further that a woman accused of such an offence shall be released on bail, as if the offence is bailable, notwithstanding anything contained in Schedule II to this Code or any other law for the time being in force:
Provided further that a woman may not be so released if there appear reasonable grounds for believing that she has been guilty of an offence relating to terrorism, financial corruption and murder and such offence is punishable with death or imprisonment for life or imprisonment for ten years, unless having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case, the Court directs that she may be released on bail:
Provided further that where a woman accused of an offence is refused bail under the foregoing proviso, she shall be released on bail if she has been detained for a continuous period of six months and whose trial for such offence has not been concluded, unless the Court is of the opinion that the delay in the trial of the accused has been occasioned by an act or omission of, the accused or any other person acting on her behalf.”