Sat, Jul 24, 2004 - Page 5 News List

Pakistan's honor killings enjoy high-level support

CULTURAL TRADITION The president and prime minister seem to favor measures outlawing the misogynistic practice, but progress is very slow


Under another of its provisions, a woman must have four pious male Muslim witnesses to prove a rape, or else face adultery charges herself.

Musharraf wants to amend the laws, but he is opposed by the hardline Islamic opposition in parliament that fears he is trying to Westernize the Muslim country of 150 million people.

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