Uks Research Centre launched its desk diary 2017 at an informal gathering. Titled ‘Women of Pakistan say There is no “honour” in Killing…’ is the19th diary since Uks’s inception in 1998. The yearly diary is an informative compilation of old and new clippings from the print media. “Everyone needs to understand what ‘honour’ is and why its entire burden falls upon women,” said Uks director Tasneem Ahmar. “The concept of ‘honour’ killing in all its hideous manifestations has, therefore, been chosen as the theme for this year’s Uks desk diary.” This year’s diary aims at providing food for thought for the readers. ‘Honour’ crimes are now actually been written and spoken as ‘dis-honour’ killings and that’s what we the public need to re-enforce, she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2017.