Here is a letter that the Pakistani Ambassador wrote in response to this article by Nicholas Kristof in the NYTimes of September 20th.
This is further proof of a cover up after a series of stupid utterances by the Dictator….aka Musharraf.
More on this here here here and here.
New York Times
Letter to the Editor
September 27, 2005
Women in Pakistan
To the Editor:
Nicholas D. Kristof’s Sept. 20 column was deeply disappointing.Instead of offering a comment on the Pakistani government’s policy on women’s issues, it was a vitriolic and personal attack on President Pervez Musharraf.
Mr. Kristof has every right to express his opinion. But about a subject taken as seriously by the government of Pakistan as is women’s rights, no one ought to engage in ad hominem attacks.
President Musharraf’s remarks in the United States were sadly misinterpreted. He and the people of Pakistan believe in the equality of women and that violence against women is abhorrent and an affront to our nation.
We invite a review of our government’s commitment to women and its program specifically designed to empower women in our country. This is an important component of Pakistan’s development as a progressive and modern state.
Ambassador of Pakistan
Washington, Sept. 21, 2005