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Sessions courts designated for speedy rape trials, activists hail move

May 8th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; All sessions courts in the country have been designated as special courts to try those accused of rape under the anti-rape ordinance promulgated in December last year. Women activists welcomed the development, calling it a first step towards providing a conducive environment for rape survivors.

Call for special court a cosmetic move, say lawyers

September 16th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has called for the constitution of a special court to try the suspects of the Lahore gangrape case but according to senior lawyers such emotional and cosmetic moves would not help in deterring heinous crimes against women and children in the country.