Honour-based crime: Woman held for killing daughter sent on physical remand

She told the court that she had no regrets over her action.

Our Correspondent June 21, 2016

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday granted a four-day physical remand of one Parveen Rafique, held for killing her 17-year-old daughter for marrying without her approval.

Zafar Iqbal, a brother-in-law of deceased Zeenat Bibi, was also sent on physical remand.

Earlier at the court, Rafique said she had no regrets over her action. She said her son and son-in-law had no role in the incident.

The FIR registered on the complaint of Hassan Khan, Zeenat’s husband, stated that she had been burnt alive for eloping and getting married. It said she had married at a court on May 29.

It said a few days before her death, Zeenat had been approached by one of her family members and told that they were ready to endorse her marriage. It said her family had requested her to return home so they could arrange a wedding for her.

Zeenat’s mother, brother-in-law and a brother were nominated in the FIR.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2016.



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