Pakistan

Woman gunned down at ‘camp office’ of PML-N’s general councilor

LAHORE: A woman was gunned down by her own brother at dera (meeting place) of general councilor belonging to Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz, for bringing “disrepute to the family”, ARY News reported.

The dispute was related to the freewill marriage, police said. A meeting was arranged between families of the couple to settle the matter but it turned into an armed clash.

The woman’s brother lost his cool amid the conversation, took out his pistol and opened fire, resulting death of the woman.

Two relatives of the woman also sustained injuries in the gunfire.

Police also claim that it recovered empty bottles of liquor from the crime spot.

The joint session of the Parliament unanimously passed legislation against “honor killings” on October 6, 2016, three months after the murder of an outspoken social media star Qandeel Baloch.

A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament approved the new anti-honor killing law, removing a loophole in existing law that allows killers to walk free after being pardoned by family members.

Some 500 women are killed each year in Pakistan at the hands of family members over perceived damage to “honor” that can involve eloping, fraternizing with men or any other infraction against conservative values relating to women.

 

 

 

 

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Woman gunned down at ‘camp office’ of PML-N’s general councilor

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