PAKISTAN TOUGHENS RAPE LAW AFTER OUTCRY OVER ATTACKS. Pakistan will create special courts to try sex crimes within four months
December 15, 2020
LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Pakistan introduced a rape law on Tuesday that will create special courts to try cases within four months, after protests over the gang rape of a woman whose car ran out of fuel.
The presidential decree also provides for anti-rape cells to provide medical examinations within six hours of a complaint being made and creates a national sex offender registry.
“The ordinance will help expedite cases of sexual abuse against women and children. Special courts will be set up across