In a press convention on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) parliamentary secretary on legislation Maleeka Bokhari introduced that the invoice handed on the chemical castration of rapists has been revoked.
“We’ve amended the felony legislation and determined that the chemical castration clause might be taken out,” mentioned Bokhari.
She mentioned the choice was taken after the Islamic Ideology Council, a state-run physique that interprets legal guidelines from an Islamic perspective, discovered chemical castration un-Islamic.
Whereas speaking concerning the Anti-Rape Invoice 2021, Bokhari introduced the abolishment of the “two-finger virginity check”. Furthermore, in keeping with her Pakistan’s rape conviction fee is lower than 1- 2 per cent that’s why the federal government has launched the organising of Particular Courts to keep away from delays within the proceedings of rape instances.
Moreover, beneath the brand new invoice, she introduced that Nationwide Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) would register intercourse offenders so the federal government would have a file of such individuals.
“In an effort to not disclose the sufferer’s identification as an alternative of open trial, video trials would happen beneath the brand new Anti-Rape Invoice”, she added.
The Anti-Rape (Investigation and Path) Invoice 2021 additionally consists of:
1- Creation of anti-rape disaster cells in public hospitals to make sure immediate registration of the FIR, medico-legal examination
2- Use of recent units throughout investigation and trial.
3- The accused is barred from the cross-examination of a rape survivor.
4- Proof pertaining to the ‘immoral character’ of the sufferer is inadmissible in court docket.
5- Organising a public reporting mechanism.