Pakistan toughens anti-terrorism law

Pakistan has toughened its anti-terrorism law to increase the maximum jail term for supporters of militants from 14 years to life, officials said. The new measure is among amendments to the 1997 Anti-Terrorism Act which were passed by the lower house of parliament late Monday. An official statement said the act was being tightened because of “increased terrorist activities, particularly increased attacks on places of worship in the country”.

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