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Pakistan Penal Code in Urdu PDF Free

The Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) is a legal document that outlines crimes and their punishments in Pakistan. It was originally drafted in 1860 as the Indian Penal Code and adopted by Pakistan in 1947. This article provides an overview of the PPC, its structure, and major categories of offenses covered.


History of the PPC

The draft of the Indian Penal Code was prepared by the First Law Commission and it was chaired by Lord Macaulay. Its basis is the law of England freed from superfluities, technicalities and local peculiarities. Suggestions were also derived from the French Penal Code and from Livingstone's Code of Louisiana. The draft underwent a very careful revision at the hands of Sir Barnes Peacock, Chief Justice, and puisne Judges of the Calcutta Supreme Court who were members of the Legislative Council, and it was passed into law in 1860. Macaulay did not survive to see the Penal Code's enactment.

Though it is principally the work of a man who had hardly held a brief, and whose time was devoted to politics and literature, it was universally acknowledged to be a monument of codification and an everlasting memorial to the high juristic attainments of its distinguished author. For example, even cyber crimes can be punished under the code.

After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Pakistan inherited the same code and subsequently after several amendments by different governments, in Pakistan it is now a mixture of Islamic and English Law. Presently, the Pakistan Penal Code is still in effect and can be amended by the Parliament of Pakistan.

Jurisdiction of the PPC

The PPC applies to all offences committed within Pakistan or by any citizen of Pakistan or any person in the service of Pakistan in any place without and beyond Pakistan. It also applies to any person on any ship or aircraft registered in Pakistan wherever it may be.

Punishments under the PPC

The punishments to which offenders are liable under the provisions of this code are: Qisas (retribution), Diyat (blood money), Arsh (pre-specified compensation), Daman (compensation determined by court to be paid by the offender to the victim for causing hurt not liable to Arsh), Ta'zir (punishment, usually corporal, that can be administered at the discretion of a judge), Death, Imprisonment for life, Imprisonment which is of two descriptions, namely: Rigorous (i.e., with hard labour) or Simple, Forfeiture of property, and Fine.

The first five punishments are added by amendments and are considered Islamic Punishments, and very few have been sentenced to these punishments so far.

How to download the PPC in Urdu PDF for free?

If you want to download the PPC in Urdu PDF for free, you can visit this link which provides a free download option from the Internet Archive. You can also find other criminal law books in Urdu and English on this website which offers free download options as well.


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