PM Imran Khan approves chemical castration law for rapists in Pakistan

Islamabad - The legislation will be transparent and will be strictly enforced.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 24 Nov 2020, 3:04 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Nov 2020, 3:06 PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a law on chemical castration of rapists.

He approved, in principal, the law during a federal cabinet meeting where the country’s law ministry presented a draft of the anti-rapist ordinance, Geo TV reported.

Khan stressed that it’s a serious matter, hence, there should not be any delay in implementing the law to provide a safe environment for citizens.

The legislation will be transparent and enforced strictly, Geo TV added.

Rape survivors will be able to register their complaint without fear - with the government protecting their identity.

Quoting sources, the channel reported that some federal ministers had suggested death penalty by publicly hanging them.

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