From the BBC, with thanks to Scaramouche.
The Pakistan government has confirmed that a victim of a notorious gang rape is on a special list of people who are not allowed to travel abroad.
Mukhtar Mai, raped allegedly on the orders of a tribal council in 2002, has demanded the restrictions be lifted.
“We want her case to be processed and resolved first,” junior interior minister Shehzad Wasim said.
On Friday a court ordered that 12 men imprisoned in connection with the case must be released by Monday.
Ms Mai’s name suddenly appeared on the “exit control list” earlier this month.
Immigration officers in Karachi say they have received instructions to stop her if she tries to travel abroad.
Ms Mai has been invited by human rights group Amnesty International to visit the United States.
Pakistan’s opposition says that she is being prevented from travelling abroad because the government believes any such visit would hurt the country’s image…