RAPISTS will be chemically castrated in Pakistan after PM Imran Khan demanded they be "hanged."
The new legislation, which will allow for quicker conviction, has been signed off in response to a spate of sick attacks on women and children across the country.
The raft of changes will include fast track sexual assault cases and the introduction of special courts.
It comes after former cricketer Khan called for convicted rapists to be hanged as he called for a brutal crackdown on perpetrators who "should be given exemplary punishments."
But, following questions on the sexual assault "epidemic," the former cricketer faced backlash after appearing to blame victims of rape for wearing “very few clothes."
Under current law, rapists in Pakistan face up to 25 years imprisonment or the death penalty.
And the judicial process to bring criminals to justice is hindered by ineffective and slow investigation and prosecution – with the country regularly ranked among the worst places in the world for gender equality.
But now a new bill will require sexual assault cases to be heard as soon as possible with the expectation that court verdicts are reached within four months
In addition, the bill will create a national sex offenders register and improved witness protection.
It will include crisis rooms in public hospitals – specifically designed to treat and examine victims within the first few hours of an assault taking place.
Lawmakers have now confirmed that guilty perpetrators of gang rape will be sentenced to death or imprisoned for life – with repeat offenders subjected to chemical castration.
The medial procedure, which involves using medication to reduce testosterone, has also been used for child sex offenders in Indonesia, Poland and Kazakhstan.
The bill, which was passed into law on Wednesday, was given the seal of approval in December last year.
It came as the country was left reeling from the kidnap and rape of a mum and her four-year-old daughter who were held for two weeks after being lured with false promises of work.
The French mum was gang-raped in front of her two young children after being attacked when her car ran out of fuel.
In March, two men were sentenced to death after a minimum 14 years in Prison by a Pakistani court for the gang rape.
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