PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari talking to media on the Parliament in Islamabad, on June 22, 2021. — YouTube

ISLAMABAD: The garments a girl wears or the best way she clothes, has nothing to do with the sexual violence she is subjected to,  PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari mentioned Tuesday, as he responded to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s  feedback on rape.

The PPP chairman, talking to media on the Parliament, mentioned the prime minister’s remarks had been “disappointing”. Bilawal known as on folks to face with victims of rape and sexual abuse.

“Such crimes shouldn’t be linked to a single trigger […] the garments of an individual haven’t any hyperlink with rape or abuse,” he mentioned.

The PPP chief was responding to PM Imran Khan’s feedback from a couple of days in the past, through which he had spoken concerning the rise in instances of sexual violence in Pakistani society.

In an interview with Axios’s Johnathan Swan, PM Imran Khan had mentioned: “If a girl is sporting only a few garments, it’s going to have an effect on males […] Until they’re robots. I imply, it is common sense.”

“Sure, however will it actually provoke acts of sexual violence?” requested Swan.

“It relies upon which society you reside in,” answered PM Imran Khan. “If in a society, folks have not seen that kind of a factor, it’s going to have an effect on them,” he added.

PM Imran Khan a ‘coward’

Bilawal delved into the prime minister’s assertion, stressing that the regulation for these discovered responsible of sexual abuse and rape ought to be the identical.

“Imran Khan’s statements earlier than and after coming into energy are totally different […] He was a coward since day one,” mentioned the PPP chief.

He additionally referred to remarks by Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi throughout an interview, when he was requested to make clear whether or not he thought slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was a martyr or not.

“Imran Khan will not be able to time period Ehsanullah Ehsan — a TTP militant who was concerned within the APS assault — a terrorist,” he mentioned.

“Osama bin Laden tried to assault then prime minister [Benazir Bhutto] in 1993 by way of Ramzi Yousef,” he mentioned, including: “Would not Imran Khan know that bin Laden tried to revolt within the title of Islam in 1994?”

The PPP chairperson questioned whether or not the prime minister knew that bin Laden was concerned in terrorist actions throughout the globe.

“If bin Laden is not a terrorist, then who’s?” he requested.

Bilawal mentioned that bin Laden was the one who portrayed Islam in a unfavourable gentle. He mentioned that Islam is a peaceable faith, urging PM Imran Khan to evaluate his coverage. 

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