Canada raps Musharraf over rape comments
OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin on Thursday condemned reported remarks by President Pervez Musharraf in which he said many people in Pakistan felt that one way of making money or moving to Canada was to “get yourself raped”.
Martin said he had raised the matter with Musharraf during a meeting. “I stated unequivocally that comments such as that are not acceptable and that violence against women is also a blight that besmirches all humanity,” Martin told a news conference at the United Nations. “And the statement that was made – we did not appreciate (it) and we felt we had to deal with this. (Musharraf) took the position that that was not a statement he had made,” Martin said. reuters