Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the origination of a Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen Authority on Sunday, which he remarked, would depict a true image of Islam before the world in addition to carrying out research on Seeratun Nabi (PBUH).
Simultaneously, the PM discussed the soaring divorce rate, the influence of Bollywood and Hollywood on Pakistani youth, and his promises to tackle the difficulties facing Pakistani culture. The prime minister spoke on the high divorce rate globally; He shared how children suffer the consequences of a failed marriage as he drew examples from his divorce. “As people here are heavily influenced by the west, they don’t comprehend the consequences of it. Out of 14 marriages, only one ended in divorce back in the 70s in the UK. Now, 70% of marriages result in divorce,” he shared.
The prime minister added, “Since I have seen the effects of broken marriage on children after my divorce. There’s nothing worse. I believe wholeheartedly that there’s nothing more painful for society as to what the children of a divorced couple go through. The children need both parents, not one. How can we be sure that the same western culture our countrymen have been adapting, would not be the reason of family system has been failing in Pakistan?”
The PM also talked about the rising sexual crimes against women and children. “I kept following the said reports and some horrifying reports from Kasur. I sent a DIG to Kasur and asked him to investigate the cause of rising in sexual crimes. When he presented me the report, it was agonizing,” he said.
“I gradually realized that we have on scholarship to determine where [do these crimes stem from]. They come from Hollywood, then move to Bollywood and the same culture is later adopted by our people.”
He further added, “Films made in India have [changed] as well. Did anyone talk about the effect these films have? Until we tell our youth that these are two ways to lead a life, the choice is yours. But we have to tell them the two ways first and the consequences of choosing each.”
The prime minister continued, “Sex crimes are fought by society. There was a rape case that I was following personally. When I inquired about an update, I was informed that there’s a certain shame attached to it. The IG told me that the victim has decided to not file a case against the rapist; she was ashamed about it. What should the government do then?”
The PM Imran Khan then discussed the effects of mobile phones among children and how it has changed their lives. “Children have material on their phones that were not available before. This is a huge challenge we are facing. Parents are faced with a dilemma. What is happening in our schools? Drugs are easily accessible in schools. All of this cannot be fought with stronger laws, but society has to fight them,” he concluded.