NA Standing Committee Passes A Bill to Sexually Disqualify the Rapist

Under the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2021, the offender will be subjected to chemical castration

Salman Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice has passed the Anti-Rape Bill 2020, Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2021 and NAB Amendment Bill 2020.

Under the Anti-Abuse Bill 2020, if the accused commits the crime again after serving a life sentence, he will be sentenced to chemical castration and under the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2021, the offender will be subjected to chemical castration.

Earlier, on February 19, the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice unanimously approved the Anti-Rape Law, which provides for the death penalty or life imprisonment for a police officer who abuses a detained woman, while the court will be bound to announce the decision within 6 months.

The anti-forced adultery bill of Senator Sughra Imam was introduced in the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

The bill states that if a police officer abuses a woman in custody, he will be sentenced to death or life imprisonment. A government employee who poorly investigates a case of rape against a woman will face up to three years in prison and a fine.

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Anyone who reveals the identity of the victim will also be sentenced and fined up to 3 years. In addition to the medical examination of the abuser and the victim, DNA profiling will also be done.

The court hearing the abuse case will decide the case within six months while the appeal will also be decided within six months. The law ministry did not oppose the bill and the standing committee passed the bill unanimously.

NAB Amendment Bill 2021

In addition, under the NAB Amendment Bill 2021, the Prosecutor General will be able to be re-appointed after completing his term.

In a statement, Law Minister Forough Naseem said that the opposition was requested not to oppose the bill, adding that no political interference was involved in the NAB amendment bill.

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