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in response to reader comment: Re: women's rights in Pakistan

Submitted by Akber Ali (United States), May 19, 2006 at 18:25

Well my dear and respected friend - I never advocated for Ms. Benazir Bhutto and neither I will. As for as the issue of corruption is concerned it is said "You are innocent until proven guilty". So until Benazir Bhutto is proven guilty I will never accept this fact. Specially the judges in Pakistan - who are corrupt and never get appointed on the basis of merit. Look into our history of Judges and also the kind of wealth they accumulate.

Now about the catholic churches and the way women are treated in the west - I mean as a symbol of sex - I Fully agree with you and the point you made, but the important thing here the will and decision making powers. I mean they are not forced to do so, they are not raped, nor dragged nacked into streets. No one can dare to rape a women. If some body does it, then he has to face the consiquences as well. They have equal opportunity to go to school and universities. They also have the power to decide when to have a kid and when not to have it. So I hope you understand what I mean from women's rights.

About the advanced countries and your analogy of having Women President/Prime Ministers - I don't agree with your idea as these ladies were born leaders - I mean they were the daughters of ex-Prime Ministers and had relation ships with the establishments.

Now coming to another point i.e. corruption - let me tell you that there are few words which are very difficult to explain and agree upon their definitions. Few of such words are Corruption, Terrorism and Freedom Fighters, Weapon of Mass Destruction etc. So if the wrod knows that Benazir Bhutto or Nawaz Sharif were and are corrupt, they know it through another corrupt source and that is through Gen Musharraf. I mean a person who removes an elected Prime Minister, then make rules for himself "That I will be the President for Next few Years" and also I will be the Chief of Army Staff, and that I will also be the Chief Executive etc etc.

Visit some time Pakistan and specially the Colonies of Military Officers - and then see what happens to Women there?

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