ASSEMBLY]
[AS PASSED BY THE NATIONAL
A

Bill
To

provide

for criminal justice syslem for juveniles

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for criminal justice system and social reintegration
ofjuveniles;
It is hereby enaoted

1.

as

follows:-

Short title, extent and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the Juvenile

Justice System Act, 201f.

(2)

It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

(3)

It shall come into force at once.

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Definitions,-In this Act, unless there is any'thing repugnant in the subject or

context,(a)

"best interest

of the child" means the basis for any decision

taken

the

child to ensure fulfillment of his basic rights and

needs,

regarding

identity, social well-being, physical, emotional and psychological
development;

(b)

"child" means for the purposes of this Act

a person who has not attained

the age of eighteen yezrs;

(c)

"Code" means the Code of Criminal Procedure, I 898 (Act V of I 898);

(d)

"diversion" means an altemative process of determining the responsibility
and treatment of a juvenile on the basis of his social. cultural, economic,

psychological and educational background without resorting to formal
judicial proceedings;

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