Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved in principle a law on chemical castration of rapists and fast tracking of sexual assault cases, a media report said on Tuesday.
The decision was made during a federal cabinet meeting where the law ministry presented a draft of the anti-rape ordinance, Geo TV reported.
However, there was no official announcement about it.
The report said the draft includes increasing women’s role in policing, fast-tracking rape cases and witness protection.
Stressing that this was a serious matter, Mr Khan said no delay will be tolerated.
“We need to ensure a safe environment for our citizens,” he said.
The premier said the legislation will be clear and transparent with strict enforcement.
He said the rape survivors will be able to register complaints without fear, adding that the government will protect their identity.