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Establish gender-based violence courts

The promise is a part of the PTI's plan to promote gender parity.
Published October 29, 2018

In order to promote gender parity, the PTI, in its manifesto, states that it "will establish gender-based violence courts", which it says will "provide additional protection and speedy resolution to women victims".

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

Updates

December 28, 2021: Body formed to oversee implementation of law which seeks to establish special courts for rape cases (read details)

December 24, 2021: Report sought on implementation of law which seeks to establish special courts for rape cases (read details)

November 17, 2021: Bill for establishing special courts to hear rape cases passed by joint session of parliament (read details)

December 15, 2021: President approves ordinance seeking to establish special courts for speedy trial of rape cases (read details)

September 1, 2021: Senate body approves bill allowing formation of special courts to hear rape cases (read details)

May 9, 2021: All sessions courts throughout the country designated as special courts for speedy trial of rape cases (read details)

Nov 26, 2020: Cabinet committee approves anti-rape ordinances aimed at setting up special courts for sexual offences against women and children (read details)

February 29, 2020: NJPMC briefed on gender-based violence courts (read details)

December 1, 2019: Gender-based violence courts being established in Punjab, says CJP Khosa (read details)

October 9, 2019: CJP directs high courts to establish GBV courts by Nov 4, 2019 (read details)

September 11, 2019: GBV courts established nationwide under Expeditious Justice Initiative, says CJP Khosa (read details)

July 25, 2019: Courts are working in cases involving gender-based violence with an informed approach, says LHC Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan. (read details)

June 19, 2019: CJP says gender-based violence courts will be established in all 116 districts of the country. (read details)