Pakistani Parliament seek death penalty for the Child Rapists

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Pakistani Parliament seek death penalty for the Child Rapists

*ISLAMABAD - **Pakistani Parliament seek death penalty for the Child Rapists.*

*The National Assembly approved a resolution seeking the death penalty for child rapists.*

Minister of State Ali Muhammad Khan moved the resolution in the assembly on Friday. He told fellow MNAs that Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted the death penalty for people convicted of raping children.

He said when the Zainab Alert Bill was presented in the assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights some people opposed the death penalty for child rapists. However, the government still wants a law imposing the death penalty on child rapists, he said.

Khan asked the opposition whether they were ready to support this bill. He said NGOs generally oppose the bill.

The PPP has opposed the bill. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said Pakistan is a signatory to the UN Charter and the world will not accept this.

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