Yes, the Pakistani senator who threatened a woman with rape on live television should be punished. This was a horrible criminal threat that should not be tolerated from a government official. Government officials are supposed to set and example. This was the wrong example to set and the senator should be punished.
Anyone who makes a threat like this should be taken seriously, especially when it is on live television. A senator should be held to higher moral standards, and some action definitely needs to be taken against him. This is a serious threat, and should not be taken lightly. Someone like this has no place in politics.
The Pakistani senator who threatened a woman with rape on live television should definitely be punished. Such a threat has and will raise several issues, to start with he is a Pakistani senator, which means he is the people's representative, secondly the use of the media to vocalize such a threat sends a very negative message about the status of women in society and thirdly the women in question being a journalist the threat leaves the audience thinking whether and to what extent journalists and the media in Pakistan have the freedom and right of expression.
Rape is a serious subject that should not even be joked about. A senator who is in high standing should not resort to such inappropriate behavior, no matter how angry they are. Mature, rational adults talk things out and do not resort to name calling and/or violent threats. People should stop and think before they open their mouths.