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Rape conviction rates in Pakistan are extremely low – only about two to three percent. However with the new Anti-Rape Act 2021, special gender based violence (GBV) courts have been established and since then, convictions have risen to around 16 percent however only limited to the GBV courts. Despite the increase, it is still a very low conviction rate.
A gender-based violence court has sentenced two convicts to death and jailed the third convict to life imprisonment for the gang rape of a minor girl in Okara. The case proved a challenge for prosecution as the girl, her father and two accused all had hearing and speech impairment.