Pakistan drops chemical castration as punishment for serial rapists

The government of Pakistan has removed from a new criminal law a clause that allowed chemical castration for serial rapists as a punishment. Maleeka Bukhari, parliamentary secretary for law, said chemical castration will be removed from the criminal code. A state-run body, the Islamic Ideology Council, has ruled chemical castration un-Islamic.

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During a joint session of parliament on Wednesday, the government passed nearly three dozen laws, including the anti-rape criminal law. The use of chemical castration is a punishment for some sex crimes in Poland, South Korea, the Czech Republic, and some US states. The procedure is carried out with drugs and is reversible.

Source: Express Tribune