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Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress
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Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress

Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer, Imran Khan has sparked anger after he appeared to link the rise in rape to how some women dress. The Pakistani leader made the comments during a recent live event dubbed “Prime Minister On Call With You” in which he answers questions from the public. During his appearance on the show, Khan said the traditional Islamic head covering – would protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation. He also said vulgarity and obscenity combine to destroy societies and families. “If you keep increasing vulgarity in a society, then definitely there will be this impact,” he said. “What is the whole concept of observing the veil? It is so that there is no temptation in society. Each individual does not have the willpower or stre...
‘Rapists to be chemically castrated in Pakistan under new laws’ approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan
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‘Rapists to be chemically castrated in Pakistan under new laws’ approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan has reportedly approved in principle a law on chemical castration of rapists in the Local reports said Mr. Khan approved the law which would also fast track sexual assault cases during a federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday, November 24th. But Pakistan's government is yet to make an official announcement.   The decision was made after the law ministry presented a draft of the anti-rape ordinance at the meeting.   According to GeoTV, Kahn said in the meeting: 'We need to ensure a safe environment for our citizens.'   He reportedly said the legislation would be clear and transparent with strict enforcement by officials.   The draft legislation is expected to increase women's role in policing and improve witnes...
Just Few Hours To Lift Lockdown, Pakistan’s Coronavirus Cases Exceeds 25,000
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Just Few Hours To Lift Lockdown, Pakistan’s Coronavirus Cases Exceeds 25,000

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surged past 25,000 on Friday, just hours before the government was due to lift lockdown measures, with the country reporting some of the biggest daily increases in new infections in the world, Reuters reports. Officials reported 1,764 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours on Friday, taking the total to 25,837. Deaths rose by 30 to 594. Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced plans to begin lifting Pakistan’s poorly enforced lockdown from Saturday, amid fears for the country’s economy as it sinks into recession. Khan said the easing of restrictions, aimed at helping the country’s most impoverished citizens, would be lifted in phases and warned people that the epidemic could get out of control if they did not take precautions. He added that rest...
Pakistan Supreme Court Disqualifies Nawaz Sharif
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Pakistan Supreme Court Disqualifies Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him from office as leader of the country's government. Friday's landmark ruling comes after months of hearings in a case instigated by the "Panama Papers" leaks, related to alleged corruption during his previous two terms in office. The five-member bench of the Supreme Court announced the verdict to a packed courtroom in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Sharif's removal on the grounds that he lied about his assets during a corruption probe means that his ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, which holds a comfortable majority in parliament, will have to nominate a new leader. According to a statement from the prime minister's office, Sharif stood down...

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