honor killing

Pakistan Passes Law Criminalizing Honor Killings

As the world celebrated “International Day of the Girl Child,” Pakistan passed a law criminalizing honor killings. The law makes it mandatory for perpetrators to be imprisoned for 25 years, even if pardoned by the victim’s family. Social Streams

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Pakistan Parliament Passes Legislation Against “Honour Killings”

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 – Pakistan‘s parliament unanimously passed legislation against “honour killings” on Thursday, three months after the murder of an outspoken social media star. A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament, broadcast live on television, approved the new anti-honour killing law, removing a loophole in existing law

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Pakistan Bars Family from ‘Forgiving’ Son for Honor Killing

By Mubasher Bukhari ISLAMABAD, July 19 – Pakistani authorities have barred the family of a murdered social media celebrity from legally “forgiving” their son for strangling her, sources said, in a rare stand against the so-called practice of “honor killings”. Muhammad Waseem drugged and strangled Qandeel Baloch on Friday in a murder that has shocked

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Pakistan’s Tribal Councils in Spotlight After Brutal “Honor Killing”

By Asad Hashim MAKOL, Pakistan, May 8- Shock across Pakistan at the murder of a 16-year-old girl accused of helping a young couple run away and elope has turned to anger over the role played by a “jirga”, or tribal council, which police say ordered the punishment. Jirgas are often convened, particularly in conservative rural areas, to settle local

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Director Hopes Oscar-Nominated Film Will Help End Pakistan Honor Killings

By Syed Raza Hassan and Krista Mahr KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (Reuters) – An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honor killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year. The film, which follows the story of a young woman who

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