South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

The 22nd session of the 13th Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was held in May 2010 and continued for 10 working days after commencing on 3rd May 2010. Legislation, call attention notices, resolutions, motions, discussions on issues of public interest were among the business conducted in this month.

As far as the business of the House regarding human rights was concerned, an important development was the introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2010, brought forward by Member of the House, Shakila Khanum Rasheed. Reasons for the Bill state that “Offences of kidnapping and abduction with their various shades are increasing at an alarming rate in the society making everybody unsafe and insecure. Parents after sending their kids, sons and daughters to schools or other places of learning remain in the grip of fear till their kids return to home.

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