Rights groups say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani rights groups are criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan after he claimed in an online show that wearing the veil – the traditional Islamic head covering – will protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation. The Pakistani leader made the comments on Sunday in a live tele-chat dubbed “Prime Minister On Call With You” streamed by state-owned Pakistan Television in which he answers questions from the public. A cricket star who had a reputation of a womanizer before he turned to politics and became devoutly religious, Khan said women who wear the veil would not tempt …

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