SUKKUR: A jirga by the Shar community in Shikarpur district declared two women kari on Tuesday, Express News reported.
The women declared kari were earlier kidnapped by members of Jatoi community in relation to a three-year old conflict between the two communities but were later released after intervention by some influential people of the area.
According to Express News, police have recovered both the women from the jirga and are conducting further investigation into the matter.
It was earlier reported that one of the women declared kari had been killed.
675 ‘honour killing’ victims in Pakistan: HRCP
At least 675 Pakistani women and girls were murdered during the first nine months of 2011 for allegedly defaming their family’s honour, a leading human rights group had said.
Despite some progress on better protecting women’s rights, activists say the government needs to do far more to prosecute murderers in cases largely dismissed by police as private, family affairs.
“A total of 675 women and girls were killed in the name of honour across Pakistan from January to September ,” a senior official in the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan told AFP.
They included at least 71 victims under the age of 18.
The Commission reported 791 honour killings in 2010 and there was no discernible decrease this year, the official added.
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