Former world no. 1 tennis player Martina Navratilova on Thursday took to social media to criticise Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his remark blaming the ‘vulgar’ clothing of women for the rise in rape cases in the country.
Earlier this week, the 1992 World Cup winning captain for Pakistan on a live television show said that sexual violence was a product of ‘obscenity,’ which he described as a western import.
His comments have received backlash across Pakistan as women’s rights activists have been quick to criticise his actions. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, according to The New York Times, called for an apology and deemed Khan’s remarks “unacceptable behaviour on the part of a public leader”.
Navratilova, an 18-time singles Grand Slam champion and activist, criticised Khan on a Twitter post, she wrote, “This deserves a big F U Imran. You really do know better than this, but clearly you are not better than this…shame on you.”