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Pakistan approves chemical castration of rapists

  • Published at 07:01 pm November 25th, 2020
Pakistan rape protest
File photo: People carry signs against a gang rape that occurred along a highway and to condemn violence against women and girls, during a protest, in Karachi on September 12, 2020 Reuters

Tehreek-i-Insaf senator Faisal Javed Khan said the law will soon be presented in parliament

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved in principle a law on chemical castration of rapists and fast tracking of sexual assault cases, a media report said on Tuesday.

The decision was made during a federal cabinet meeting where the law ministry presented a draft of the anti-rape ordinance, Geo TV reported.

However, there was no official announcement about it.

The report said the draft includes increasing women's role in policing, fast-tracking rape cases and witness protection.

Stressing that this was a serious matter, PM Imran Khan said no delay will be tolerated. “We need to ensure a safe environment for our citizens.”

The premier said the legislation will be clear and transparent with strict enforcement.

He said the rape survivors will be able to register complaints without fear, adding that the government will protect their identity.

Sources said some federal ministers also recommended public hanging for the rape convicts. But the premier said castration will be a start.

The federal cabinet has, in principle, approved strict severe punishment for rape convicts.  

After giving in-principle approval to the anti-rape ordinance, the cabinet asked the Law Division and other departments concerned to finalize the draft as soon as possible by removing all legal gaps that could be exploited by offenders, said Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz when he was addressing a post-cabinet briefing, reports Geo TV.

Taking to Twitter, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf senator Faisal Javed Khan said the law will soon be presented in parliament.

Rape laws drew much controversy lately in Pakistan.

The rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Lahore in January 2018 and more recently the motorway gang-rape in Lahore sparked a debate on the severity of punishment to prevent sexual assaults.

Speaking at a joint sitting of Parliament recently, Khan had said that the government will soon introduce a three-tier legislation including registration of sex offenders, exemplary punishment for rape and child abuse and effective policing, reports NDTV.

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