Prime Minister Imran Khan has clarified his stance on a previously given statement regarding women’s clothes leading to temptation in a society like Pakistan.
While talking about increasing sexual crimes in Pakistan in PBS NewsHour, PM Khan said neither he blamed the sexual abuse victim nor he will ever do so.
“Look Judy, the one who commits rape, is solely responsible for it. So let’s be clear about that,” he told the host. “No matter what a woman wears or how provocative she is, the person who commits rape is responsible. The victim is never responsible. My comments were taken out of context,” PM Khan stated.
The premier meanwhile once again highlighted the importance of Pardah and said men and women both are directed to do it in Islam.
“When I spoke about ‘pardah’, which is a part of Islam, I was addressing everyone. Pardah is not restricted to clothes or women; it applies to men as well,” he mentioned. “I was talking about bringing the temptations down in society. My comments were deliberately taken out of context because I know the interviews I’ve given; never would I say the victim is to blame,” he concluded.
Earlier, PM Khan stated that women wearing few clothes have an impact on men until they are robots. “See, we live in a society where if a woman is wearing very few clothes, it will have an impact on men unless they are robots,” the PM had said.