Nation Reacts To PM Imran Khan’s Sexist Statement On Rise In Rape And Sexual Violence

Imran Khan was recently asked what the government plans to do in light of rising incidents of rape and sexual abuse, especially against children, and Khan said that there are certain battles that governments and legislation alone cannot win and that society must join the war. He said that it was important for communities to defend themselves from “fahaashi”

According to the prime minister, media reports of rape and sexual assault represent just one percent of the real heinous crimes of this type that occur. Khan said that when he went to the UK to play cricket in the 1970s, the "alcohol, drugs, and rock n roll" culture was bursting. He claims that nowadays, divorce rates have risen by as much as 70% as a result of vulgarity in the media.

According to him, the whole definition of pardah (or covering up, or modesty) in Islam serves to "hold temptation in place." 

Many citizens in Pakistan's culture, according to the prime minister, "cannot hold their willpower in check." He continued, "Iska kuch tou impact aana thha na (It had to manifest itself in some way)." Taking advantage of the situation, he defended Ertugrul, a Turkish drama.

He ended by emphasizing that rape and sexual abuse are "spreading like cancer" in society. According to official figures, at least 11 rape incidents occur every day in Pakistan, with over 22,000 cases registered to the police in the last six years. 

However, only 77 of the suspects have been found guilty, accounting for only 0.3 percent of the total number of defendants. 

The nation didn’t take it well:

 

 

 

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