honour killings pakistan

Pakistan To Pass Law Against Honour Killings in Weeks

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, July 20 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against “honour killings” within weeks in the wake of the high-profile murder of an outspoken social media star, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday. The bill will go before a parliamentary committee as early as

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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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Pakistani Clerics Declare ‘Honor Killing’ Against Islam

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, June 13 – A group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, declaring “honor killing” over perceived damage to a family’s reputation against the teaching of Islam, and anyone who carries out such an attack a heretic. Hundreds of Pakistanis, the vast majority women and girls, are

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