Pak PM Imran Khan gives nod for chemical castration of rapists

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To tighten the noose around rapists, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given an in principle nod for a law on chemical castration of sex offenders and fast tracking of sexual assault cases for speedy justice.

A decision to this effect was made during a federal cabinet meeting wherein Pakistan’s Law Ministry presented a draft of the anti-rape ordinance. According to Geo TV, the draft includes increasing women’s role in policing, fast-tracking rape cases and witness protection.

Highlighting the seriousness of the matter, Khan reportedly said, “We need to ensure a safe environment for our citizens.”

In a bid to encourage women subjected to assault to come out and register their complaint without fear, Khan said the new legislation would be absolutely transparent and government will ensure that the identity of victims is not revealed at any cost.

PTI senator Faisal Javed Khan said that the law would be presented before the Parliament soon.

Earlier, in an interview, Imran Khan had suggested chemical castration and even hanging of rapists to curb cases of sexual assault on women.

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