Pakistan is expected to propose amending Islamic rape laws that currently place an almost impossible burden of proof on women and expose victims to adultery charges, officials said.
The move would end years of outrage by rights groups who say that President Pervez Musharraf has failed to tackle widespread discrimination against women in this Islamic republic.
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz met Wednesday and was due to discuss draft legislation that would change the 27-year-old laws, an official at the ministry for women's development said.
Pakistan is slowly dragging itself (as some elements kick and scream) into the 21sst century. I see this as a major advance for their society, because as I have written before, women are the key to changing Islam and neutralizing the more toxic elements of the medieval religion:
...the treatment of women under Islam is not only the key to understanding the pathology of the culture, but also the key to developing an antidote to its most poisonous and toxic elements.