Wednesday, September 30, 2020
No menu items!

Pakistan Prime Minister suggests chemical castration for rapists

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday (September 14) he wanted convicted rapists to be chemically castrated, reacting to a question on the rape of a woman last week that has caused uproar in the South Asian nation.

A mother of two driving along a major highway near Lahore was dragged out of her car and raped by two men at gunpoint. Police arrested a suspect on Monday.

Khan said he believed the culprits should be hanged publicly, but added that officials had informed him that such an act could endanger a preferential trade status given to Pakistan by the European Union (EU).

The EU’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP-plus) status, granted to Pakistan in 2014, is contingent upon observation of international conventions, such as human rights.

However, Khan said he was also looking into the option of chemical castration instead.

“The way there is first degree, second degree, third degree murder, this should be graded in the same way, and when there is first degree, castrate them. Operate on them and make them unable to do this,” Khan said in an interview on a Pakistan news channel.

Khan’s remarks came as Pakistani officials announced that one of the two main suspects had been arrested and had admitted the crime. Officials said they also had a positive DNA match and the search for the second suspect is still ongoing.

The assault sparked nationwide protests and calls for the resignation of officials as well as the public hanging of rapists.

This February, lawmakers introduced legislation for the public hanging of those convicted of sexual abuse and the murder of children, but the law was not passed.

(Production: Shahab Shahabuddin/ Mussab al-Khairalla)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Lebron James “as locked in as I’ve ever been,” ahead of NBA Championship

 The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James believes living in the NBA's bio-secure bubble has probably been the...

Biden to Trump during debate: “Will you shut up, man”

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden met in Cleveland on Tuesday (September 29) for the first...

Biden, Trump both say they’re “looking forward” to debate

Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will square off for the first time on Tuesday (September 29) in a...

In New York City, excitement mixes with uncertainty as more schools open

Young students lined up outside a public elementary school in Brooklyn on Tuesday (Sept. 29) morning, sporting an array of colorful masks...

Mayor Turner Plans to Repair Houston Roadways

HOUSTON, TX- Mayor Sylvester Turner has instituted a new Street Rehabilitation program to fix potholes and extend the overall life of...

More Articles Like This