ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle two critical ordinances to deal holistically with the menace of rape and child abuse for introducing necessary amendments in the Pakistan Penal Code.
The two approved bills included “The Anti-Rape (Investigation & Trial) Ordinance 2020 & the Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2020”, Minister for Human Rights Dr.Shrieen M Mazari tweeted.
She said Cabinet Committee for the disposal of Legislative Cases (CCLC) would finalise and it should become operational in next few days.
The minister said the bills included an expansive definition of rape, establishment of special courts, anti-rape crisis cells, protection of victims and witnesses, prohibition of the “two-finger” test etc. These Ordinances were badly needed, she said.
The Cabinet approved in principle 2 critical Ordinances to deal holistically with the crime of rape & child abuse & to make the necessary amendments in the PPC: The Anti-Rape (Investigation & Trial) Ordinance 2020 & the Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2020.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 24, 2020