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Human rights groups in Pakistan have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of being a "rape apologist" after he blamed a rise in sexual assault cases on how women dress.
Axar.az reports that during a live television interview, he advised women to cover up to prevent temptation.
Mr Khan added "in any society where vulgarity is prevalent, there are consequences."
Hundreds of people have signed a statement demanding an apology.
Pakistan is ranked as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women in terms of safety and equality.
Sexual abuse, so-called "honour" killings and forced marriage are common, and criminal complaints are rarely reported to police, or seriously investigated.
2021.04.07 / 21:35