President slams rape victims
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Womens rights groups across Pakistan this week protested President Pervez Musharrafs charge that Pakistani women use claims of rape as a ticket to the West. In an interview with The Washington Post, Musharraf said rape had become a moneymaking concern for certain Pakistani women. A lot of people say if you want to go abroad and get a visa for Canada or citizenship and be a millionaire, get yourself raped, he said. Musharraf later denied making the comments, but the Post says it has the remarks on tape. Pakistan drew international condemnation earlier this year after a village council ordered that a woman be gang-raped to punish her family for a brothers crime.