A invoice in search of felony proceedings towards anybody who defames the army, has been accepted by Nationwide Meeting Standing Committee on Inside.

The invoice, underneath which the stated act is punishable by as much as two years in jail or a tremendous of Rs500,000 or each, will now be offered earlier than the decrease home of the parliament.

In response to sources, the Pakistan Folks’s Occasion (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have opposed it as a violation of proper to freedom of expression.

Nonetheless, it obtained the votes of a majority through the NA physique’s assembly.

Final yr, the Nationwide Meeting had launched the Prison Regulation Invoice, 2020, to make intentional defaming and insulting the armed forces as a punishable felony.

In response to an insertion 500A within the Pakistan Penal Code Act 1860, anybody who intentionally ridicules or slanders the armed forces or member of the armed forces shall be discovered responsible.