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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani President Arif Alvi’s controversial “rape and gang rape” remark is drawing widespread criticism and has set social media on fire. People in the country are condemning the statement which “should not have come from a person of such stature”.

    In a controversial statement, Pakistani President Arif Alvi used a “rape and gang rape” analogy to describe the findings of an inquiry report during an interview on television.

    While speaking to senior journalist and analyst Hamid Mir, the president described his conversation with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and said, "I told the Prime Minister (Imran Khan) that if this report is correct, then the country has not only been raped but gang raped by mafias".

    Apparently, President Alvi was speaking about an investigative report on independent power producers (IPPs) and was providing details about the conversation that he had with Prime Minister Khan about it. That’s when he used the rape analogy.

    The report about the deals that facilitated IPPs to make illegal profit worth billions was made available to the public earlier this week in Pakistan.

    The comment has not gone down well with Twitterati. While some said that the president’s statement reflects his mentality, others remarked that he could have been more careful with his choice of words.

    One Twitter user lamented: “when will people understand that making rape comments is not okay?????? ladies and gentlemen, the president of Pakistan".

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