The clause in the ordinance was removed by a new law passed by the joint session
ISLAMABAD – The government withdrew the law to make the perpetrator of sexual assault impotent, the provision in the ordinance was removed by the new law passed by the joint session. According to details, Federal Law Minister Dr. Forough Naseem while talking to media on Friday said that the decision of chemical castration of the perpetrators of rape has been withdrawn.
He said that the provision in the ordinance regarding impotence of the perpetrator of sexual abuse was removed by the new law passed by the joint sitting and the provision of chemical castration was removed on the recommendation of the Islamic Ideological Council.
In this regard, Parliamentary Law Secretary Malika Bukhari said that the provision of Chemical Castration has been removed from the Criminal Law Bill. The removal of the provision of Chemical Castration was recommended by the Islamic Ideological Council. The anti-rape crisis cell will be set up in every district of the country.
It should be noted here that last month, the Islamic Ideological Council while declaring the punishment of incapacity for rape as un-Islamic, suggested that the government may impose other punishments on the perpetrators of rape. Earlier, on December 1 last year, the federal cabinet approved the immediate enactment of a law to chemically dismember perpetrators of child and female sexual abuse.
The federal cabinet agreed that there was no need to seek the opinion or consent of international bodies for the punishment of that. Cabinet members said that those accused of abusing children and women do not deserve concessions. On August 17 this year, the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice also passed the Criminal Law (Amendment Bill) on the death penalty and chemical castration for rapists.
It was stated that under the bill, the offender could be sentenced to life imprisonment or life imprisonment and fine, incapacitated. The law ministry later sought the opinion of the Islamic Ideological Council on a draft law to amend the criminal law. It may be recalled that before the motorway rape case, Prime Minister Imran Khan himself had suggested disqualification of the perpetrators of sexual abuse, while after the motorway rape case, this issue has become more important.