Asma points out that, both adultery (Zina) and Rape are still offences but before this amendment a rape victim, during the course of investigation, if found to have consented to rape could be arrested for adultery. This amendment has made the procedure for adultery complaint stricter and those making an accusation of rape cannot be punished for zina. Thus, false accusations of zina will dramatically drop.
Since most women in Jail are because of "false" accusation of a adultery so this law is certainly a step in the right direction.(Full Story)