Prez Musharraf sees some sense shock.
A Briton sentenced to death in Pakistan has had his punishment commuted, according to a Pakistani official.
He will now be eligible for release having served 18 years in a Pakistani jail for the crime. The request for his life to be spared was reportedly made by Prince Charles, who recently toured Pakistan.
Mushy looks like he’s had an attack of common sense recently. Pakistan is also finally doing something about the blasted hudood laws. About f*cking time.
Pakistan’s national assembly has voted to amend the country’s strict Sharia laws on rape and adultery. Until now rape cases were dealt with in Sharia courts. Victims had to have four male witnesses to the crime – if not they faced prosecution for adultery. Now civil courts will be able to try rape cases, assuming the upper house and the president ratify the move.
Religious parties boycotted the vote, saying the bill encouraged “free sex”.
What they actually said was: “Oh no! No more free sex!” The journalist was just being polite.
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