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Muhammad Samar Shahzad

Mr Muhammad Samar Shahzad is studying law at Punjab University Law College, Lahore.

The Law of Self-Defence in Pakistan

Written by Muhammad Samar Shahzad 9:48 pm

In Pakistan, self-defence is referred to as private defence. The right of private defence is elaborated in the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) from sections 96 to 106. With caselaws, Samar Shazad illustrates the conditions, the rule of proportionality, and the limitations of the right of private defence. While the burden of proof for criminal cases rests on the prosecution, in the case of self-defence, the onus is on the accused who must justify that the circumstances warranted such.
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