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"Govemment" means the Federal Govemment

or the Provincial

Govemment, as the case may be;


"guardian" in relation to


juvenile means a parent or a person who has

been appointed as a guardian by the court or a person who has actual care

ofthe chil


"heinous offence" mears an offence which is serious. gruesome, brutal,



or shocking to public morality and which

punishabk' under the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (Act

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1860) or any

other law ..or the time being in force with death or imprisonment for life or
imprisonnrent for more than seven years with or without fine;


"juvenile" means, a child who may be dealt w'ith for an offence in


manner which is different from an adult;


"Juvenile ,lourt" means a court established under section 4;


"Juvenile Justice Committee" means


committee established under

section l0:


"Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre" means a place u'here


juvenile may be

kept and p.iven education, vocatiooai or technical training for his mental,

moral and psychological development and includes certified institutions,
juvenile training insritutions, borstal institutions, vocational centres, darul-amaan and women crises centres established by the Government or by
voluntary ,rrganization certified by the Govemment;


"juvenile ,rffender" means a child who is alleged to have committed or
who has br:en found to have committed an offence:


"major o{fence" means an offence for which punishment under the
Pakistan I'enal Code, 1860 (Act

time beini;


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1860) or any other law for the

force is more than three years and up to seven years

imprisonrr ent with or without fine;

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