Honor killing declared as an unpardonable offence

ISLAMABAD: Honor-killing has been declared as an unpardonable offence, the Senate standing committee on interior approved an amendment bill on Wednesday.

As per the amendment bill, culprits of honor killing would be handed either the death penalty or life imprisonment . It also proposes to outlaw compromises between the culprit and the aggrieved party in such cases.

The bill was proposed by Senator Sughra Imam of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).