LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought reply of the federal government in petition for law on cannibalism in the country, ARY News reported.
The directives were issued during hearing of a petition seeking legislation against cannibalism. The petitioner maintained that cannibalism was a harsh crime in all religions and countries, but in Pakistan no law existed to bar this inhumane practice.
The petition came after two cannibal brothers from Bhakkar – Irfan and Arif – were found eating corpses in their house. Both the brothers were also charged with the same crime in 2011, and were handed down one-year imprisonment each. However, after completing their sentence, they again indulged in the cannibalism.