Daily Times editorial(17th Nov 2006) congratulates Musharraf, PPP and PMLQ for taking the right step in supporting Women's Protection Bill (WPB). Imran Khan and PML-N abstained. MMA walked out.
Both Rape and Adultery can now be tried under Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). It will be good for Rape victims as the condition of 4 pious male witnesses to prove rape, under Shariah law, is not required. Liberals wanted adultery to stay under Shariah law (Hudood Ordinance), so that it would be difficult to prove , but conservative within PML-Q compromised only after fornication (read senator Wasim Sajjad, leader of the House statement)was also brought under PPC. (Full Story)