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February 5, 2020

KP Assembly’s body mulls public hanging of rape convicts

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February 5, 2020

PESHAWAR: Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani on Tuesday said that a suggestion calling for public hanging of a rape convict for three days was discussed during debate on a bill in the provincial assembly’s committee.

He said that a provincial assembly’s special committee was mulling over a bill for strict laws to deal with the increasing rape incidents in the country, local media reported.

“The KP government and the assembly has taken strict notice of such incidents and the committee will finalize its recommendations after thorough discussion,” he said adding that a suggestion calling for public hanging of the rape convict for three days is also a discussed in the special committee.

The speaker said that they would ensure that the bill gets nod from the assembly within a month and implemented in true letter and spirit. He further said that the provincial public accounts committee has already recovered five billion rupees during its probe into irregularities in the provincial departments. Incidents of sexual harassment and rape with minor children have popped up again and again from parts of the country especially from KP.