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Pakistan PM Imran Khan slammed for linking rape with how women dress

"This entire concept of purdah (covering up or segregating) is to avoid temptation, not everyone has the willpower to avoid it," Imran Khan said.

April 08, 2021 / 03:59 PM IST
File image: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

File image: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan drew outrage after his comments on rape and blamed how some women dress, advising them to 'cover-up' to avoid it.

In a O&A session with the public on live television, a caller asked what the government is doing about a rise in sexual violence in the country particularly against children.

Answering it, Khan said, “The incidents of rape of women … [have] actually very rapidly increased in society.”

He further added, "World history tells when you increase fahashi (vulgarity) in society, two things happen: sex crimes increase and the family system breaks down."