President Dr Arif Alvi has on Tuesday (today) approved the Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020.
Under the ordinance approved by President Alvi, special courts will be set up across the country to expedite trial of rape cases on priority basis.
The special courts will dispose of the rape cases within four months.
The Ordinance also suggests setting up of Anti-rape Crisis Cells by the Prime Minister.
It will also be authorized to conduct medico-legal examination within six hours of the incident.
A record will be prepared at national level with help of National Database and Registration Authority to register the perpetrators of sexual abuse.
The Ordinance prohibits revealing of identity of rape victims and make it a punishable offense.
Earlier, President Arif Alvi had shared a sweet message on this occasion with his picture wearing a Sindhi Ajrak and Topi.
“A pleasure to celebrate #SindhiCultureDay I am proud of this thousand of years old civilisation of my province. The culture is not only Sindhi Ajrak and Topi which are great & beautiful symbols, but also of profound hospitality,” he wrote in his tweet.
A pleasure to celeberate #SindhiCultureDay I am proud of this thousands of years old civilisation of my province. The culture is not only Sindhi Ajrak and Topi which are great & beautiful symbols, but also of profound hospitality. pic.twitter.com/UMaTVsimlO
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) December 6, 2020