National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has approved chemical castration, which falls in the Criminal Law bill.
As per the Criminal Law Bill 2020, if the accused commits the crime again after serving a life sentence, he will be sentenced to chemical castration.
Under this law, special court, anti-rape crises cell, and special committee would be set up to hear rape cases and registered complaints.
Regarding chemical castration, Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Nafisa Shah said it is inhuman under the law. The law for awarding death punishment and life imprisonment to rapists already exist, she added.