Pak govt removes castration clause from rape law in last-minute cold feet

In an interesting twist, Pakistan government has amended the bill in the last minute and removed the castration clause.

The development comes on the recommendation of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), country’s law minister told journalist Adeel Warraich for his Youtube channel.

In the house, the clause on castration was omitted at the last moment while the bill was being passed.

In an interaction with Adeel Warraich, an Islamabad-based journalist, Pakistan Federal Minister of Law and Justice Farogh Naseem said, “Chemical castration clause has been repealed in Anti-Rape Law recently. It was approved by the joint session of Parliament.”