176 ‘honor-killed’ in Sindh during last year
According to data compiled by an NGO working for women’s rights in Sindh, 176 people, including 128 women, were killed in the name of honor in the province during the previous year. This is the highest recorded number of people killed in name of honor in the province. Jacobabad, Shikarpur, and Kandhkot districts saw the largest number of killings.
According to the same report, only 19 people accused of honor killing were convicted during the last year.
Former Olympian for cussing at PM
In an unprecedented move, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has placed a 10-year ban on former Olympian Rasheed Al Hassan for allegedly using obscene language against Prime Minister Imran Khan. Rasheed Al-Hassan had criticized Imran Khan on the declining performance of hockey in Pakistan on social media platforms. Rasheed was part of the hockey team that won the gold medal in hockey at the 1984 Olympics. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has called the ban on the former Olympian as being against the right to free speech.
PTM protests firing raid on Manzoor Pashteen’s vehicle
The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) on Friday staged country-wide protests in response to the firing incident on the movement’s leader Manzoor Pashtun in Balochistan. Addressing the protesters, PTM leaders said that the attack on Manzoor Pashtun was part of a plan to provoke them but the movement will remain peaceful.
Noor Bacha, PTM’s Balochistan coordinator, was shot twice in the shoulder during the attack.