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EU voices concern over violence against women in Pakistan

BRUSSELS, June 16 (KUNA) — The EU Monday voiced “deep concern” by the wide-spread violence perpetrated against women in Pakistan on Monday. An EU statement said the recent tragic death of Farzana Parveen, killed by her family in front of the High Court in Lahore, “is a stark reminder of the barbarity of honour killings .. read more

28
Jul

Pakistani Religious Council Issues Edict Against Honor Killings

Some 50 religious scholars from the nongovernmental Pakistan Ulema Council have met and issued an edict against so-called “honor killings.” The chairman of the Ulema Council, Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, told RFE/RL on June 6 that “anyone killing a woman in the name of honor is committing three crimes — defamation of Islam, defamation of the .. read more

17
Jun

HUSAIN: Muslim scholars issue fatwa condemning honor killings

In response to an epidemic of honor killings, Muslim scholars from around the world have issued a series of fatwas denouncing the practice as antithetical to Islam, and directly forbidden. Recently, the All Pakistan Ulema Council issued a fatwa, declaring that “killing of girls in the name of honor or dignity is terrorism and viciousness — which .. read more

17
Jun

Detailed report of Lahore honor killing presented in LHC

LAHORE- The Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Shafeeq Ahmed Gujjar today submitted a detailed report on the Farzana Parveen murder case before Lahore High Court (LHC). Gujjar appeared in court today in relation to LHC Chief Justice Umer Ata Bandial’s verdict, in a case pertaining to the state of security in courts. Previously, Justice .. read more

17
Jun

Pakistani Woman Survives ‘Honor Killing’ Attempt

LAHORE — An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the “honor killing” of another woman drew worldwide condemnation. Ali Akbar, a local police official, said Saba Maqsood had been attacked and shot by her father, uncle, brother .. read more

17
Jun

Mother, uncle accused in B.C. ‘honour killing’ appeal extradition order to India

VANCOUVER — The mother and uncle of a young British Columbia woman murdered in a so-called “honour” killing are appealing their extradition to face charges in her death. A B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered the surrender last month of Malkit Sidhu and Surjit Badesha to police in India, after finding there was enough evidence for .. read more

17
Jun

Honour killings on the rise in Jordan despite increased global awareness

Despite increased global awareness of honour killings, more and more women in Jordan are falling victim to it. AMMAN: Despite increased global awareness of honour killings, more and more women in Jordan are falling victim to it. A study conducted by Cambridge University and published in June 2013 found that many Jordanian students still believe .. read more

17
Jun

Honour killing: Man accused of killing pregnant daughter sent to jail

Lahore: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday sent a man accused of killing his pregnant daughter near the Lahore High Court on a 14-day judicial remand. Old Anarkali police produced Muhammad Azeem, Farzana Bibi’s father, before the court saying that they did not need further physical remand. Khalida Bibi, a sister of the deceased, .. read more

17
Jun

‘Honour’ killing: Sister says ‘husband’ killed Farzana

Lahore: Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdul Qayyum Khan on Monday fixed a petition for hearing on June 3 seeking a case against Farzana Bibi’s husband. The petition has been filed by sister of the deceased. Bibi and her husband Muhammad Iqbal had gone to the Lahore High Court on May 27 where her father Muhammad .. read more

17
Jun

Pakistani woman survives ‘honour killing’ after being shot, thrown in a canal

The woman’s family shot her twice and threw her in the canal after putting her in a sack, presuming that she was dead. An 18-year-old Pakistani has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the “honour killing” of another woman drew .. read more

17
Jun