Two sisters killed for ‘honour’ in Larkana
Police suspected that it was a case of honour killing.
According to a Human Rights Watch report 2019, as many as 1,000 women were killed for honour each year in Pakistan. But no official statistics are available as such cases usually go unreported or are registered as suicide or natural death by the family members, the report added.
In 2016, Pakistan passed a bill aimed at removing a loophole in the law that allowed killers to avoid prosecution if the guilty was pardoned by the victim’s family. That new legislation came three months after Qandeel Baloch, a social media star and feminist, was killed by her brother in Punjab province for dishonoring the family.
Though the punishment for honor killing is life sentence, but honour killings still are common in country’s remote tribal areas.
Reporter Abdul Khaliq Mughiri