The joint sitting of the Parliament on Wednesday approved the Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trail) Bill 2021, allowing chemical castration of rape convicts.

The bill was presented in the House by Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan with Jamaat-i-Islami lawmakers introducing an amendment demanding the replacement of chemical castration with public hanging.

However, the amendment was opposed and added as a new section in the bill as the bill was passed with the majority vote  of the treasury lawmakers.