Islamabad High Court (IHC) bans physical punishment against children under 12. As Article 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) does not categorize the use of corporal punishment against children under 12 as an offense, Chief Justice IHC has suspended it till further notice. Chief Justice gave the ruling while hearing a petition lodged by singer and human rights activist Shahzad Roy.
Shahzad Roy has demanded a ban on torture and corporal punishment of children. He has made secretaries of education, law, interior, human rights, IG Islamabad as a party in this case.
Source: Pro Pakistani