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Govt ready to present bill in parliament on castration of rapists: PM Imran Khan

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PM Imran Khan in an interview with TV anchor Dr Moeed Pirzada said that the government will bring to parliament a bill to punish sex offenders and rapists with castration. The interview will be aired on Monday 14th September.

Imran Khan stands for castration of rapist

PM Imran was of the opinion that sex offenders such as the “Motorway Rapist” should be hanged at public squares, tweeted Dr. Moeed.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he has approved of the legislation to castrate rapists once proven guilty, and the government bodies will now introduce it to the parliament soon.

 

The comments of PM Khan came in the aftermath of the terrifying motorway gang rape case reported on 9th September last week. He expressed these views in an interview with prominent TV anchor and journalist, Moeed Pirzada.

Since then, the case has gripped the headlines as entire nation expects swift justice in the case. Social media users besides demanding severe punishments for the culprits have also exhorted for changes in legislation to curb such heinous incidents in the future. Amid the heavy discourse on social media, calls have been made to hang the rapists publically and a group even demanded the castration of the rapists.

 

Previously it was communicated to the media that Water Resources Federal Minister Faisal Vawda is delegated with the task of furnishing the draft bill which proposes the neutering of sex offenders.

Read more: Motorway gang-rape: Accused confesses to involvement, primary suspect still at large

Vawda said that after the castration bill, his government will also table a bill for the hanging of such criminals. “If the hanging bill is not approved, we will get the castration bill approved, at least,” Vawda claimed.

Global Precedents

In 2012 it was reported that some British sex offenders are being treated with drugs that reduce their sex drive in a bid to cut offending. A pilot scheme at HMP Whatton in Nottinghamshire included chemical castration but mostly involved anti-depressants.

In 2012 about 100 prisoners and some former inmates on parole across the UK have been treated with either chemical castration, which lowers testosterone levels and takes away sexual interest, or selective serotonin uptake inhibitors, also called anti-depressants, such as Prozac.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Medication can be used in conjunction with other approaches to managing the risk of sexual offending, such as multi-agency public protection arrangements and accredited sex offender treatment programs.

Read more: Criminals like ‘motorway rapists’ should be hanged at public squares: PM Imran

About 50 prisoners at HMP Whatton had been treated since the pilot scheme started in 2009, he added.

Mr. Grubin said the treatment was used for offenders with “a high level of sexual arousal or intense sexual fantasies or urges who aren’t responding to psychological treatment”.

Polish law

In Poland, some rapists and pedophiles are forced to undergo chemical castration under legislation passed in 2010.

South Korea and Moldova

South Korea introduced mandatory chemical castration for convicted pedophiles in 2011 and Moldova has voted to implement compulsory chemical castration for some sex offenders after July 2012.

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