The previous cricket famous person recommended girls ought to costume conservatively to keep away from tempting males who might not have “the willpower” to manage their actions. A spokesperson for the Pakistani authorities recommended the feedback had been taken out of context and insisted the nation is dedicated to preventing rape.
Reacting to Mr Khan’s feedback Reham Khan, a former BBC presenter and his spouse for ten months in 2015, tweeted: “The much less he speaks the higher it is going to be for all.”
She additionally retweeted one other Twitter person who posted headlines from around the globe reacting to Mr Khan’s feedback with the caption “Imran Khan disgrace on you”.
Ms Khan’s feedback adopted comparable condemnation from Jemima Goldsmith, who married Mr Khan in 1995.
The celeb couple had two youngsters earlier than divorcing in 2004.
Ms Goldsmith tweeted “the onus is on males” supporting this with a quote from the Quran.
The passage states: “Say to the believing males that they restrain their eyes and guard their personal components.”
Mr Khan made his controversial remarks throughout a question-and-answer session on Sunday.
He commented: “World historical past tells if you enhance vulgarity in society, two issues occur: intercourse crimes enhance and the household system breaks down.
Mr Khan’s views have been condemned by the Human Rights Fee of Pakistan which stated it was “appalled” by his remarks.
The group stated: “Not solely does this betray a baffling ignorance of the place, why and the way rape happens, however it additionally lays the blame on rape survivors, who, as the federal government should know, can vary from younger youngsters to victims of honour crimes.”
A number of hundred distinguished residents signed a petition branding Mr Khan’s feedback “factually incorrect, insensitive and harmful”.
It stated: “Fault rests solely with the rapist and the system that permits the rapist, together with a tradition fostered by statements similar to these made [by Mr Khan].”
Pakistan is steadily listed as amongst the worst locations on this planet for girls’s rights.
Based on the Each day Mail, simply 77 individuals have been convicted of rape over the previous six years, out of twenty-two,000 assaults reported.
The variety of incidents is believed to be considerably larger as many victims are reluctant to go to the police for worry of their household’s honour.
Final December Pakistan handed a brand new legislation permitting chemical castration for rapists.
Nevertheless, critics argue it will make little distinction with out a rise within the reporting and conviction fee.