Pakistan: Women's Liberty Under Attack in Northwest Pakistan
A religious alliance in Pakistan's Northwest provinces is ushering in strict new laws that threaten the rights of women and remind many of the Taliban.
Nighat Orakzai strode purposefully down the wood-paneled corridors of the Northwest Frontier Province assembly building situated in the heart of this overcrowded dusty border town. She was determined to fight legislative moves introduced by the ruling Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal--a six-party religious alliance--that threaten basic rights of the population in this impoverished region.
Submitted on Mon, 06/30/2003 - 23:00
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