Twitter Reacts To PM Imran Khan’s announcement for chemical castration of rapists

Rafai Zaman

Rafai Zaman

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that convicted rapists will be publicly executed or chemically castrated. The decision was made after the inhumane rape of a woman on a highway last week that caused an uproar all over the nation. In an interview on 92 News HD, the Pakistani Prime Minister stated, “They (rapists) should be given exemplary punishments. In my opinion, they should be hanged at the chowk (piazza),” he said, adding that this punishment should be reserved for rapists and those who abuse children. Furthermore, he also added that another option was to “chemically or surgically castrate” rapists, according to the degree of the crime, “as is done by many countries”.

Many twitterati’s all over Pakistan lauded the decision, here’s what they had to say:


They thanked the Prime Minister for making this decision.

A much needed step indeed. These crimes have to end.


#ThankyouPrimeMinister has started trending on twitter.

In just five minutes the hashtag started trending at number 3 in Pakistan.

The bill to implement castration into law will be presented to the National Assembly soon.