PPP MNA Sherry Rehman on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that many ladies have been getting threats attributable to his current remarks on girls’s dressing.
Poking enjoyable on the prime minister in a few tweets, Rehman puzzled whether or not all males who handled girls decently are” robots”.
“Didn’t realise we had such a big AI inhabitants,” she tweeted.
Rehman then mentioned that the issue with the prime minister’s assertion was that many “non-robots” have been feeling emboldened of their assaults in opposition to girls.
“The issue is that many non-robots really feel emboldened now to behave out predations in opposition to girls. They’ve been given sanction by a slew of spokeswomen too now citing tradition, and society, no retailers and many others. Many ladies are getting threats. So actually, no laughing matter. Will PM apologise?” she puzzled.
PM triggers social media outrage over feedback on girls’s dressing
PM Khan, in a current interview with Axios’s Johnathan Swan, commented on his earlier assertion of rising circumstances of rape and sexual violence in Pakistan.
Referring to the prime minister’s earlier remarks on vulgarity that triggered a backlash on social media, Swan had requested him:
“On rising vulgarity, you mentioned it’s going to have penalties, and also you have been accused of rape victim-blaming. How do you reply to that?”
In response, the prime minister defended his earlier remarks, 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 totally different society, a lifestyle right here. So, when 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 confused.
“Do you assume what girls wear–that, that is a part of any temptation?” requested Swan.
“If a lady is sporting only a few garments, it’s going to have an effect on males,” the prime minister responded. “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 Khan. “If in a society, folks have not seen that form of a factor, it’s going to have an effect on them,” he added.
His remarks led to indignant responses on social media, with many accusing the prime minister of blaming girls and the best way they costume, for rising acts of sexual violence.