Sexual coercion rampant in Pakistani politics: Reham Khan

Reham Khan. PHOTO: FILE
Reham Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Reham Khan, the former wife of PTI chairman Imran Khan, claimed on Friday that sexual coercion is used blatantly in Pakistani politics, saying prominent positions in parties are given in return for ‘sexual favours’.

Many women have to surrender their political careers if they refuse to comply to such requests, the anchor-turned-politician said during an interview with DW.

The government, Reham added, should constitute an independent commission against sexual harassment, which is not linked with any political party.

When asked how political parties can empower women, Reham said the selection system for new political leaders should be based on merit. She termed the current selection system in the political parties a farce.

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