MAKRAN: According to a recent report by Aurat Foundation, some 50 people, including 30 women, were killed by their relatives in the name of honour and in family feuds in Balochistan.
The menace of honour killing is prevalent all over the country.
Certain studies show that around 1,000 women are killed annually in Pakistan in the name of honour. It is pertinent to note here that many cases also go unreported. There is a need to campaign and raise awareness against these killings in the name of honour throughout the country.
Honour killings are unfortunately common all over the world, especially where men consider it their right to police women and make decisions on their behalf.
The incumbent government is required to curb this issue in the country for the betterment of half of its population — girls and women.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2019.