ISLAMABAD – Increasing violence against women urged standing committee to pass anti-rape bill to secure women in the country, PakistanTribe reported.
PPP Senator Sughra Imam produced a bill in standing committee which was approved by Senate but this is still pending at National Assembly end.
Pakistan Penal Code (1860), Code of Criminal Procedure (1898) and the Qanoon-i-Shahadat (1984) need to be amended for further approval.
A local daily reported that Sughra Imam moved these amendments,
• Resolution of rape cases within six months
• Protection of the identity of rape victims
• Penalties for disclosures of personal information of rape victims
• Mandatory medical test and extraction of DNA within twenty-four of hours of receipt of information of such an offence
It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan government has announced strict punishment for printing, publishing the identity of raped women.
Further, Women Development Department of Punjab had officially started a campaign for women to register complaint against those who harass them.
Harassing the ladies will not only lead heavy fine for the responsible but also there are chances for job lose.
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