The law, which went into effect on November 17th, includes a provision for “faster trials of suspected sexual offenders” HOWEVER, just 24 hours later, the castration punishment was quickly dropped after the Islamic Ideology Council decided it was “un-Islamic.”
Neonnettle Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has supported the bill since 2020 amid a wave of rapes across Pakistan.
“In Pakistan, at least 11 rape cases are reported daily with over 22,000 rape cases reported to police across the country in the last six years,” Asian News International (ANI) reported on October 18, citing official Pakistani government data.
“Only 77 accused of the 22,000 cases were found to be convicted and the conviction rate is sadly around 0.3 percent,” the Indian news agency observed.
Chemical castration involves using medication to reduce testosterone and has been used for pedophiles in Indonesia since 2016. The same method has also been used on child rapists in Poland since 2006.