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Women hold placards during a protest in Pakistan. File
A Pakistani man on Tuesday was charged with being the main suspect in the gang rape of a mother on the side of a motorway, a case which sparked nationwide protests.
The woman said she was raped in front of her two children after her car ran out of fuel near the eastern city of Lahore last month.
A Lahore court ordered Abid Ali Malhi, who was arrested on Monday, to be detained in custody, a spokesperson for the city's police chief told.
Malhi has at least 10 other cases registered against him with the police.
Women protest in Pakistan. File
Protests denouncing attacks on women intensified after the Lahore police chief was accused of victim-blaming, saying the woman should not have been driving alone.
The case prompted Prime Minister Imran Khan to call for sex offenders to be publicly hanged or chemically castrated, a process which involves using drugs to reduce a person's libido.
Rape is notoriously difficult to prosecute in Pakistan, where women victims are often stigmatised and treated as second-class citizens.
A second suspect, Shafqat Ali, who police said confessed to the crime, remains in custody.
More than 5,000 people have signed a petition demanding Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde quit after he told the government technician at a hearing: "If you want to marry (her) we can help you. If not, you lose your job and go to jail."
The woman was attacked in September last year in front of her small children on the side of a motorway after her car ran out of fuel near Lahore. An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.
The “Khamoshi” star said, “I can’t believe the ratio of rape increasing in our society every day and us still not talking about this out in the open"
The woman, a resident of Dibiyapur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, was married to a man from Etawah. After her husband's death, she returned to her parents' house in Aurraiya, Uttar Pradesh state.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill held a fiery media conference in which he lashed out at Shirazi for criticising the government’s economic policies in her article.
Sheikh Mohammed exchanged cordial conversations with Simonyte about the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to advance economic relations towards a new stage that achieves the interests of the two countries and their development aspirations in various fields of common interest, foremost of which are the sectors of advanced technology, innovation, and renewable energy.
This was announced by the Seismology Department of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), which monitors earthquake activities in the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during the visit by his sons, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.