Juvenile Justice System in Pakistan: An Overview

The treatment of juvenile offenders is a sensitive issue worldwide. In Pakistan, the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (JJSO) 2000, now replaced by the Juvenile Justice System Act (JJSA) 2018, guides this process.

The JJSA aims to protect the rights of children involved in criminal proceedings. It mandates separate courts, probation services, and borstals (reformatories) for juveniles. It also sets strict rules on the detention and bail of underage offenders and prohibits capital punishment and life imprisonment for juveniles.

However, the implementation of the JJSA faces challenges, particularly regarding the establishment of separate juvenile courts and borstals. Lack of awareness about the law also often results in its non-application.

If your child is involved in a legal issue, it’s critical to seek specialized legal counsel. Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan, at MJF Law, understands the intricacies of the juvenile justice system in Pakistan. He can provide valuable advice and representation, ensuring your child’s rights are upheld. For assistance, contact Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at faisal@mjflaw.pk. Handling juvenile cases requires an understanding of both the law and the sensitivity it demands, and Advocate Awan is well-equipped for this.

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