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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XXVIII

OF EXECUTION

Postponement of capital sentence on pregnant woman
382. If a woman sentenced to death is found to be pregnant, the High Court Division shall order the execution of the sentence to be postponed, and may, if it thinks fit, commute the sentence to 1[transportation for life].

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    The words "transportation for life" construed as a reference to "imprisonment for life" by section 3 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)
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