Pakistani Prime Minister suggests chemical castration for rapists


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that he would prefer to publicly kill or chemically convict rapists, reacting to a question last week on the rape of a woman on a highway, which led the south Caused persecution in the Asian nation.

Last week, a mother driving two on a major highway near Lahore was pulled from her car and raped by two men at gunpoint – one of whom was arrested by police on Monday.

Khan said he believed the culprits should be hanged in public, but added that the authorities had informed them that such acts would give preferential trade status to Pakistan given by the European Union (EU) May be in danger.

The status of the European Union’s Generalized System (GSP-Plus), which was granted to Pakistan in 2014, rests on the observation of international conventions such as human rights.

However, Khan said that he was looking at an alternative to chemical separation instead.

“The way first degree, second degree, third degree murder is, [rape] Should be classified in the same way, and when first degree [rape], Cast them. Work on them and make them unable to do so, ”Khan said in an interview to a news channel in Pakistan.

Pakistani officials announced as Khan’s remarks that one of the two main suspects in the motorway rape case was arrested and admitted to the crime. Authorities said he also had a positive DNA match. The search for the second suspect is still on.

Police obtained DNA samples from the site, and used GPS data from cellular phone networks to identify individuals present at the site at the time of the attack incident.

The shocking attack came in the form of nationwide protests and the resignation of officials as well as a call for public hanging of rapists in Pakistan.

This February, lawmakers introduced legislation to hang people convicted of sexual exploitation and murder of children, but the law was not passed.

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