Protesters carried banners and placards and heard speeches denouncing Pervez Musharraf’s comments, made in the US.
…In Islamabad, human rights activist Hina Jillani told the crowds that the president’s remarks were an insult to women, and called for an “unqualified apology” from Mr Musharraf.
The rally, held close to the presidential palace and Pakistan’s parliament, was organised by the Joint Action Committee, a grouping of womens’ groups and human rights activists.
…Many Pakistani women routinely face abuse and rape in a male-dominated society.
Incidents of violent rape have caused outrage in recent years, with victims like Mukhtaran Mai and Dr Shazia Khalid highlighting the issue.
Ms Mai, an illiterate 33-year-old woman, was gang-raped in 2002, apparently on the orders of a village council.
I’m betting there will no apology. Shit, the guy won’t even admit he said it!