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Why do rapists barely get convicted in Pakistan?

Lawyer says police evidence collection full of loopholes

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 16, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Sep 16, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

Pakistani law stipulates punishment for rape. The problem comes with implementation. The conviction rate for rape in Pakistan is less than 5%, says Nadeem Malik, the host of SAMAA TV’s programme Nadeem Malik Live.

He spoke about the Lahore-Sialkot motorway rape case in Wednesday’s programme.

By law, the punishment for gang rape is the death penalty, lawyer Asma Mushtaq told Malik.

She explained that the biggest hurdle in the court room is presenting evidence. Evidence is collected by the police and are police system has too many loopholes, she said.

Watch this video to find out what the major problems are in convicting rape suspects.

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One Comment

  1. Shahid Ali  September 17, 2020 3:23 am/ Reply

    Judicial System in Pakistan need radical changes in order to expedite court proceedings with punishments for poor investigation and prosecution Training of Medical Legal Officers to adopt using modern scientific techniques and establishment of laboratories with up to date equipments and trained Laboratory technicians. Without the above percentage of success would not increase.

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