Islamabad: 7-year term for cops refusing to register FIR
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday recommended that an officer incharge of a police station who refuses or avoids registering an FIR would be punished for a term up to seven years and fine of Rs 100,000. The Committee met here in the Parliament House with MNA Begum Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry in the chair to consider the private members bill moved by MNAs Justice (Retd) Fakhar–un–Nisa Khokhar, Iqbal Qadri and Shakeela Khanum Rasheed.
Fakhar–un–Nisa Khokhar proposed 10 years imprisonment for the heinous crime of defiling, damaging and dishonouring of human corpses, while Shakeela Khanum Rasheed proposed amendments in the criminal law regarding the offences of kidnapping and abduction.
MNAs Shakeela Khanum Rasheed, Abdul Ghafoor Chaudhry, Syed Zafar Ali Shah and Iqbal Qadri attended the meeting.