Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is once more drawing flak for his feedback blaming girls for the rising sexual violence within the nation. In an interview with Axios’ journalist Jonathan Swan on HBO, which aired on June 20, the prime minister stated, “If a lady is carrying only a few garments it can have an effect on the person until they’re robots. It’s frequent sense.”
Earlier this 12 months, in an interview with Geo Information, Khan had made related feedback, stating that sexual violence was a product of ‘obscenity,’ which he described as a Western import.
Khan was requested by a caller what the federal government plans to do within the gentle of rising incidents of rape and sexual violence, particularly in opposition to kids.
In response, Imran Khan blamed “fahashi” (vulgarity) for the rise of rape and sexual violence within the nation. Khan additionally spoke of faith and the idea of ‘purdah’ in Islam. It’s to take away “temptation” from society as a result of “not everybody has willpower”, he stated.
Justifying his earlier remarks, Khan advised Swan that he had spoken about ‘purdah’ as a strategy to keep away from temptation. “We don’t have discotheques, we don’t have evening golf equipment, so its a unique lifestyle right here. If you happen to increase temptation within the society to a degree and all these younger guys have nowhere to go, it has penalties within the society,” he stated.
When Swan prodded if a lady’s garments can provoke sexual violence, Khan responded, “It is determined by what society you reside in. If in a society folks haven’t seen that kind of factor, it can have an effect on them. If you happen to develop up in a society like yours, perhaps it gained’t have an effect.”
Through the interview, Khan additionally spoke on quite a few different points regarding Pakistan. He acknowledged that his authorities will “completely not” permit the CIA to return to Pakistan and use its bases for cross-border counterterrorism missions, Axios reported. He, nevertheless, deflected questions relating to China’s repression of Uyghur Muslims, stating, “No matter points we have now with the Chinese language, we converse to them behind closed doorways. China has been one of many biggest buddies to us in our most troublesome occasions.”