ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan commented as soon as once more on the rising instances of sexual violence in Pakistan, saying that if a lady wears much less garments, it can have an effect on males.
The prime minister spoke over an array of points through the interview, which was launched Monday, starting from navy bases; the Afghan peace course of, and Pakistan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, the prime minister’s remarks on temptation and ladies’s dressing went viral on social media.
Referring to the prime minister’s earlier remarks on vulgarity that triggered a backlash on social media, Swan requested:
“On rising vulgarity, you mentioned it can have penalties, and also you had been accused of rape victim-blaming. How do you reply to that?”
In response, the prime minister defended the criticism in opposition to himself, saying “it’s such nonsense”.
“I by no means mentioned veils– this was by no means mentioned. I mentioned the idea of pardah is [to] keep away from temptation in society. We do not have discos right here, we do not have nightclubs,” he mentioned.
“So this can be a utterly completely different society, a lifestyle right here. So, in case you elevate temptation within the society to the purpose, and all these younger guys have nowhere to go, it has penalties on the society,” he added.
“Do you suppose what girls wear–that, that is a part of any temptation?” requested Swan.
“If a lady is carrying only a few garments, it can have an effect on males,” responded PM Imran Khan. “Until they’re robots. I imply, it’s normal 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 can have an effect on them,” he added.