Govt decides to bring ordinance to give exemplary punishments for rapists

Govt decides to bring ordinance to give exemplary punishments for rapists

ISLAMABAD – The federal government on Saturday has decided to bring an ordinance to give exemplary punishments for those who rape the children and women.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the government’s legal team which was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan where he was given a briefing over the legal procedures to pronounce penalties to the rapists and regulations for the protection of witnesses.

The meeting has decided to bring an ordinance for pronouncing strict punishments to the rape convicts.

While addressing the session, PM Imran Khan said that the authorities will have to bring up a plan for curbing rape incidents and any delay in its legislation will be disastrous for the country.

The prime minister refused to give more time to the legal team for the lawmaking. He directed the legal team to work day and night to finalise the legislation. He said that justice must be provided to the victims through the speedy trial of rape cases.

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Law and Justice Dr Farogh Naseem, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari and other concerned officials.

The legal team has been ordered to bring forward a comprehensive plan for keeping the identity of the child rape victims under secrecy besides ensuring to keep their future safe and secure. The concerned authorities decided to expedite the legislation following the instructions of the premier.