Over 96 women murdered in Lahore in 9 months: report


More than 96 women have been murdered over different domestic issues in nine months in Lahore so far. Report stated most of the killings were occurred in August in which lives of at least 11 women were taken.

In an incident, Factory Area resident Zeenat was killed by brother and mother for holding love marriage while Shad Bagh’s Sidra was scorched to death by brother-in-law.

Shazia, who was living in Defence Block A, was fallen prey to the brutality of husband whereas another woman was gunned down by brother in Mananwan, 50 percent of the murders were carried out on an alleged suspicion due to constant change in societal behaviours.

Hundreds of women are killed in Pakistan each year for so-called honour. A 19-year-old girl named Maria Sadaqat was tortured then burned alive for refusing a marriage proposal in Murree while a Lahore resident roughly 16 years of age was set ablaze by her mother, brother and brother-in-law for marrying a man of her will.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to eradicate the evil of honour killings after a documentary highlighting the issue won an Oscar in February, but no fresh legislation has been tabled since then.

Copyright News Network International, 2016

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