One of the bills passed by the joint session of parliament on Wednesday included that of the “chemical castration” of rapists.

According to the bill, “chemical castration is a process duly notified by rules framed by the prime minister, whereby a person is rendered incapable of performing sexual intercourse for any period of his life, as may be determined by the court through administration of drugs which shall be conducted through a notified medial board”.

Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Senator Mushtaq Ahmed protested over the bill and termed it unIslamic and against Sharia. He said a rapist should be hanged publicly, but there was no mention of castration in the Sharia, reports Dawn.