Two Swat women fall prey to ‘honour’ killings

Two married women have been killed in the name of ‘honour’ on the same day at two localities in Swat. In the first incident, a woman, resident of Khawazakhela, was shot dead by her husband because she had left home due to domestic violence a few days ago. The husband had brought his wife back from her parent’s house after a patch-up but then killed her in his home.
In another incident, a husband brought his estranged wife home from Darul Aman and shot her dead. According to police, both accused have been arrested.

Free-will marriage couple lands in trouble

A session court in Jacobabad has ordered the arrest of a couple who got married of their own free will. The court ordered to send the girl to Darul Aman while the boy was handed over to police custody. Police told the court that the couple had got married a month ago in Multan after which the girl’s father had lodged an FIR against the boy for kidnapping.

Amnesty expresses concern at bill on enforced disappearance

Amnesty International has expressed reservations on some of the provisions of the Enforced Disappearance Bill proposed by Pakistan, calling them against international law. According to Amnesty International, the draft amendment bill would enable enforced disappearance to continue lawfully under certain circumstances defined by the authorities. It should be noted that a proposed amendment to the bill proposes punishment for those who make false allegations of enforced disappearances.


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