The Law Ministry has tabled a Proposal before the Cabinet which makes intentionally Ridiculing Armed Forces of Pakistan a serious offence and whoever found guilty of this offence will be Penalised with 2 years of imprisonment or PKR5 Lakh fine or both.
The Criminal Law Reforms 2021, prepared by the Law ministry led by Dr Farogh Naseem has Proposed the insertion of a new offence in the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) 1860 on the Charges of Ridiculing Armed Forces, for the Purpose of completely Reforming the Criminal justice system.
Presently, a cabinet committee is reviewing all the Proposed Reforms.
According to the draft of the “Criminal Law Reforms”, a New section has proposed whereby a person shall be liable for an offence, if he Ridiculed, brought into Disrepute or Defamed the Armed forces of Pakistan.
Should the Government pass this proposal and enact this as Law ?