A news release in Pakistan's media claimed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan gave in-principle approval to a law that provides for impersonating rape convicts and speedy trial in sexual harassment cases.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the federal cabinet, in which the law ministry presented the draft anti-rape ordinance, according to a news report from a private news channel. However, no official announcement has been made about this.
According to the news, the draft included increasing the role of women in policing, speedy trials in rape cases, and protection of witnesses. According to the news, Prime Minister Khan said that this is a serious matter, and delay in this matter will not be tolerated. Imran Khan said, "We have to create a safe environment for our citizens." The Prime Minister said that rape victims will be able to register complaints without fear and the government will keep their identities hidden.