close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
May 25, 2019

Bail before arrest: CJP hints at revisiting principles

Top Story

May 25, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Asif Saeed Khosa, while conducting hearing of a case on Friday hinted at reconsidering the principles of bail before arrest saying that the Penal Code of Pakistan (PPC) does not permit bail before arrest.

During the hearing of a case, Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa while giving his remarks said that the Penal Code of Pakistan does not permit bail before arrest saying that the room for bail before arrest was devised in the Hidayatullah case in 1949.

The chief justice said that the room for bail before arrest was devised so that no respectable person could be entangled in case on ill-will.

He said that there was a question as to whether the court should not protect respect of a respectable person.

The chief justice said that it looks that now the principles of bail before arrest should be reconsidered as the age of 1949 has changed and now applications for bail before arrest are received in every case by making justification based on ill-will, saying that while one commits crime, the names of seven persons are included in the case.

Topstory minus plus

Opinion minus plus

Newspost minus plus

Editorial minus plus

National minus plus

World minus plus

Sports minus plus

Business minus plus

Karachi minus plus

Lahore minus plus

Islamabad minus plus

Peshawar minus plus