Pakistan planning anti-bioweapon law

The government of Pakistan is planning to introduce a new law that will prohibit the use of biological weapons inside and outside of Pakistan, with potential punishment by death.  
The proposed "Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Implementation Act 2011" bill was proposed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and may be approved by the federal cabinet on Wednesday, Pakistan Today reports. The bill also states that material, equipment, technology, and movable and immovable property of an offender who attempts to use or who uses biological weapons shall be liable to be forfeited to the federal government.
The proposed bill is meant to give effect to the "Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological and Toxin Weapons and on the Destruction," which has been ratified by Pakistan. The law would be applicable to a variety of groups, including the citizens of Pakistan, any person in the service of Pakistan, any Pakistani visiting or working abroad and anyone suspected to have committed any offense while in Pakistan or against Pakistan.
"No person shall: (a) develop, manufacture, design, produce, stockpile, transport, import, export, sell, transfer or otherwise acquire, possess, control or retain a biological weapon," the draft bill proposes, according to Pakistan Today.
The proposed bill says that nothing in the act shall prohibit any program or activity that has been carried out or authorized by the federal government in an effort to protect or defend humans, animals or plants against the use of biological agents. It also proposes the establishment of an oversight committee to "ensure the effective implementation of the convention and under the provisions of the act and rules made there under," according to Pakistan Today.