For ‘honour’: Two women killed in separate incidents

Man gunned down, father and minor daughter killed in road accident.

Our Correspondents May 28, 2014
Ghani said they arrested Ali and registered a case against him. PHOTO: FILE

HARIPUR/SWAT: Two women were killed, including one teenager, in separate incidents reported on Wednesday. Police said Jamshed, son of Ejaz Khan who is a resident of Khabal village, shot his 19-year-old sister. Jamshed said he suspected his sister was having an affair with a man from their village.

According to the police report, the accused escaped the village after the homicide.

In another homicide over honour, a man killed his wife in Mohallah Gul Mashal, Mingora, Swat on Wednesday. Mingora SHO Deedar Ghani said a man, identified as Hazrat Ali, approached them at around 3am on Wednesday and confessed to strangling his wife, Daiba, to death. Ali claimed he killed her because he was suspicious of her character. Ghani said they arrested Ali and registered a case against him.

In another homicide case from Haripur district, Liaqat, 30, was gunned down in Hal Jadal village by unidentified assailants while he was on his way back from the city.

Road accident

Zamarud Khan and his six-year-old daughter, Madeeha, were killed when their tractor plunged into a gorge near Rehana village, Haripur on the same day. Zamarud Khan, resident of Bhutri village, was on his way to plough agricultural land in a neighbouring village when he lost control of his tractor. The vehicle fell into a roadside gorge killing both the father and his daughter on the spot. 

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2014.


Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

it is incorrect to give it a name like "honour killing" this shows there are vested interests involved who wants to use these sad events in their favor. These issues should be looked and dealt with in greater detail than being labeled as honor killings, there are many dimensions to these issues and though killing is the extreme end but there are many who are suffering. Poverty, "GOOD" education, ethics and morality and many such issues need to be looked at. It is incorrect to simply call it honor killings because that just not resolve the problems that people are suffering from/with. Even in west we have killings like OJ simpson, south african white runner Oscar Pistorius, DSK, Bill Clinton, Tiger WOods, and no one try to associate these incidents with culture / religion and give them a certain label. instead these issues are dealt with in a proper and non-comic and serious way by relevant authorities (definitely, not media, who are always seeking hot issues for entertainment) Pakistani govt and judiciary should make a note of this and not let vested interests further exploit tragedy and pain victims in these events are facing.

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