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Honour killing cases also rising in Islamabad (Pakistan)

July 23, 2012

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ISLAMABAD: Despite hard work on the part of numerous legislators and human rights activists, a steady number of ‘honour killing’ cases continue to be reported. Earlier the killings were mostly isolated to northern Sindh, southern Punjab and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, but now the capital police are registering cases regularly especially in […]

Youth shoots mother for honour (Pakistan)

July 22, 2012

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From Our Correspondent MALAKWAL: A youth shot his mother dead for honour at Mauza Bar Musa in Miana Gondal police limits on Sunday night. The victim had allegedly developed illicit relations with a man of her locality and Anjum Shahzad had repeatedly asked his mother to mend her ways. On the day of the incident, […]

Brother kills sister ‘for honour’ (Pakistan)

July 22, 2012

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Rawalpindi: In an episode of honour killing, a young man riddled his sister with bullets at his house in Chak Baili Khan, on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, and fled away, the police spokesman said. The police have taken up the case and shifted the dead body to the District Headquarters Hospital for autopsy. The police […]

Hounour Killings / karo kari (Pakistan)

July 20, 2012

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Women Rights RDHR Sindh believes Women are to have enjoyed equal status with men in all fields of life, however, in this mordren sociaty women are considered as minors and subject to a male, such as their father, brother or some other male kin. A women’s consent in any decision making regarding their lives is […]

Honour killing rocks Islamabad (Pakistan)

July 20, 2012

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ISLAMABAD: A man allegedly murdered his sister in the name of honour in capital’s rural area. According to police, the accused was upset over his sister’s secret marriage. The incident took place at Satti Town located in Kirpa where the brother in a fit of rage allegedly shot Motia Bibi 19, dead when she disclosed […]

Karachi: 266 honour killings reported in Sindh last year: report (Pakistan)

July 20, 2012

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  KARACHI: A total of 8,539 case of violence against women (VAW) were reported in the country during the year 2011 which is roughly 6.74 per cent higher than the cases reported during the previous year, says a report launched by the Aurat Foundation on Thursday. The report titled ‘VAW in Pakistan — a qualitative […]

Afghan teen murder spotlights growing violence against women

July 16, 2012

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An Afghan woman stares at Afghan National Security Force soldiers on patrol, Afghanistan’s Paktiya Province July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson By Amie Ferris-Rotman and Mirwais Harooni CHARIKAR, Afghanistan, July 16 (Reuters) – Pressing her cheek against the fresh grave of her newly married teenage daughter, Sabera yowls as she gently smears clumps of dirt over […]