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Pakistani Women Demand Musharraf's Apology for Reported Rape Remarks

Hundreds of Pakistani women have gathered in the capital, Islamabad, to denounce President Pervez Musharraf's reported remarks about rape victims in the country, and to demand his apology.

The participants condemned the comments published in the Washington Post, in which General Musharraf said that many Pakistanis believe crying rape is an easy way to get a visa to go abroad and make money.

The Pakistani leader insists he was misquoted and was only expressing a commonly held opinion in Pakistan, not his own.

But the women activists say he should have been careful in choosing his words about rape victims.

Pakistani human rights groups have also been protesting the so-called "honor killings" of women in the country. The groups say hundreds of women are killed every year in Pakistan in the name of family honor after they are accused of having affairs.

Some information for this report provided by AP.