Honour killing of British probed

Pakistani police are investigating after a British man claimed his wife had been murdered in a so-called “honour” killing, ten days after the death of a social media star cast a spotlight on the practice.

Mukhtar Kazam registered a complaint with police in Punjab province claiming his wife, 28-year-old Samia Shahid, was murdered in her family’s village while visiting them.

The couple, both British-Pakistani dual citizens, had been married for two years and were living in Dubai, police told AFP, adding that it was Shahid’s second marriage.

“Her parents did not approve,” local police official Aqeel Abbas said, citing Kazam’s complaint. He said Shahid was visiting her family’s village Pindori in Punjab’s Jehlum district. (AFP)

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