Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan's ex-wife Jaime Goldsmith criticised her ex-husband Imran Khan after the Pakistani Prime Minister blamed how women dress for a rise in rape cases.
In her statement released on the social networking site Twitter, Jaime Goldsmith shared the news based on Imran Khan's statement and quoted a verse from the Holy Quran.
“Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts." Quran 24:31— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) April 7, 2021
The onus is on men. https://t.co/StkKE3HIPM
Jaime Goldsmith wrote,“ I'm hoping this is a misquote/ mistranslation. The Imran I knew used to say, "Put a veil on the man's eyes not on the woman. ”
I'm hoping this is a misquote/ mistranslation. The Imran I knew used to say, "Put a veil on the man's eyes not on the woman." https://t.co/NekU0QklnL— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) April 7, 2021
Earlier this week, the Pakistani premier had linked "fahashi," or vulgarity, with the concerning rise in cases of sexual violence, including rape.
His comments came during a session wherein he was taking calls from the public when a citizen had asked what the PTI government planned to do in the light of rising incidents of sexual violence, especially against children.
PM Imran Khan had responded by shifting blame, saying there were some fights that governments and legislation alone could not win and that the society must join in the fight.
The Prime Minister said that austere ordinances have been brought to prevent incidents of abuse whereas religion has taught us to save the family system and provide protection to women.
“When vulgarity is spread in society, the incidence of rape will increase,” In Europe, the family system has now collapsed. Seeing these things, I spoke to President Erdogan and brought Turkish drama here.
He had also reiterated his prior stance about his visit to the UK, saying the "sex, drugs and rock 'n roll" culture was taking off there during the '70s. Divorce rates "have gone up by as much as 70% due to vulgarity in that society", he had claimed.
The whole concept of pardah, or covering up or modesty, in Islam, is to "keep temptation in check", the premier had said. There are many such people in society who "cannot keep their willpower in check" and that "it had to manifest itself in some way".