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Two killed over ‘honour’ in Karachi’s FB area

Two killed over ‘honour’ in Karachi’s FB area

KARACHI: The police have arrested two men for the murder of a woman and a boy over honour in Karachi’s FB area on Saturday night.

According to police, the tortured bodies of a 22-year-old woman and an 18-year-old boy were found hanging here in the city.

The woman’s father who has been identified as Khair Muhammad Khan and her husband Sabir killed the woman and the boy, police said.

A day earlier, a man killed his daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons over honour in Nasowal area.

According to police, the man identified as Gulzar Ahmed killed his daughter and her family as she married of her own will four years ago.

Scores of people in Pakistan, an overwhelming majority of whom are women, are murdered by relatives in the name of ‘honour’.

Women have been shot, stabbed, stoned, set alight and strangled for bringing ‘shame’ on their families for everything from refusing marriage proposals to wedding the ‘wrong’ man and helping friends elope. Men can be victims too, but the violence is overwhelmingly aimed at women.

In October 2016, a joint sitting of both houses of the Parliament passed two key pro-women bills that had been pending assent for a long time.

However, scores of young women are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family.

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