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‘Honour’ killings continue in Pakistan despite new law

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31, (AFP): A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the fl ow of “honour killings”, scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family. The shocking murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel …

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Pakistani court charges brother in killing of social media star

Islamabad, Dec 6, 2016 (AFP) -A Pakistani court has charged the brother of a slain social media star with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country’s highest-profile “honour killings”. Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised the …

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2 women unite to take ‘honor’ out of killing in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Naeema Kishwar shrouds herself in a burqa, showing only her eyes. She belongs to a Pakistani political party that has been linked to the Taliban. And she comes from deeply conservative tribal lands where girls have been killed for going to school. Sughra Imam sometimes wears a …

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Jordanians charged with killing sisters for ‘honour’

Amman, Oct 16, 2016 (AFP) -Two Jordanian brothers were charged with murdering their two sisters in apparent “honour killings”, a court official said Sunday. The men, aged 22 and 24, were charged with murdering their sisters on Thursday evening in Naur, 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of Jordan’s capital Amman. …

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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 …

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Honour killing, rape laws debate in Pakistan

Pakistan’s parliament will on Thursday debate bills aimed at tackling so-called honour killings and amending its rape law, officials said, following the murder of a social media star last week. Rights groups and politicians have for years called for tougher laws to tackle perpetrators of violence against women in Pakistan …

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Pakistani Star’s bro not ‘embarrassed’ – Acted alone

MULTAN, Pakistan, July 17, (AFP): The brother of a murdered Pakistani celebrity said Sunday he is “not embarrassed” to have killed her, as Qandeel Baloch’s death reignited polarising calls for action against the “epidemic” of honour killings. The strangling of Baloch, judged by many in deeply conservative Muslim Pakistan as …

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Brutality, rapid succession of killings horrified many Pakistanis – ‘Honor’ killings bring new backlash

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 4, (AP): Parveen Rafiq closed her hands around the neck of her youngest daughter, Zeenat, and squeezed and squeezed until the girl was almost dead. Then, in the tiny apartment where the family lived, she doused the 18-year-old with kerosene and set her on fire. Neighbors saw …

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Pakistani couple killed

A pregnant woman and her husband have been abducted and shot dead by relatives who disapproved of their marriage, police said Sunday, the latest in a surge of reported “honour killings” in Pakistan. The couple were murdered near the village of Thikriwala in Punjab province last Wednesday, senior local police …

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