While addressing a press conference in the Federal Capital alongside Minister for Law Farogh Naseem, The Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Maleeka Bokhari said that the government has removed a clause for chemical castration of serial rapists from a recently approved criminal law.
Maleeka Bokhari said that “We have amended the criminal law, and decided that the chemical castration clause will be taken out.” added that the government had removed the clause of chemical castration from the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2021, before Wednesday’s joint sitting of the Parliament had passed it.
She said the decision to drop chemical castration was taken in light of the objection put forward by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), The CII had objected that the clause was “un-Islamic”, as she highlighted that in line with the constitution, no law can be enacted that goes against the teachings of the Holy Quran and Shariah, She said
The parliamentary secretary also said that “The PTI-led government has passed historic laws despite all delaying tactics used by Opposition,” All laws made and amended by the government are aimed at fast-tracking the process of justice and easing legal procedures for the affected people.
Maleeka Bokhari further said that after the passage of Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trial) Bill, 2021, special courts would be established to expedite rape cases. “An investigation cell will be set up in every district.” Trained investigators will be made a part of the investigating team, she added
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