Islamabad High Court orders complete ban on corporal punishment in Islamabad

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Islamabad High Court orders complete ban on corporal punishment in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday ordered a complete ban on corporal punishment in educational institutions operating in the federal capital territory.

The IHC issued the order while hearing a petition filed by singer-turned-activist Shehzad Roy, who is seeking a permanent ban on corporal punishment.

During the hearing, Roy, through his lawyer, informed the court that a child had passed away in Lahore due to corporal punishment.

He called on the court to abolish Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), which allows parents, guardians and teachers to use corporal punishment in "good faith” and protects them from the consequences of administering corporal punishment.

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