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Hasba bill

The Hasba bill (Urdu: حسبہ قانون; accountability bill) was legislation proposed by members of the provincial assembly of the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan. The political party in power in the province at that time was the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), which was an alliance of six religious parties endorsing a system of Islamic justice (sharia). In 2003 the Hasba Bill (Sharia implementation Bill) was approved by the same assembly; which mandates sharia in the province. The Hasba bill sought official recognition for the implementation of sharia (hisbah); hence the name of the bill.

The Hasba bill was blocked by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry declared it to be unconstitutional.

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