Court rules murder to protect woman's honour "no crime" in rape cases

Legal experts and members of the Civil Society have cautiously appreciated a Lahore High Court (LHC) ruling declaring murder to protect a woman’s honour as ‘no crime’.

Crimes against women to be curbed

KARACHI, Jan 18 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ms. Sherry Rehman, has said that the culprits involved in acid-throwing on Ms.

Pakistan Taliban bans school for girls

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Tens of thousands of students in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern Swat valley are facing a year without classes after the local Taliban banned girls from schools, officials said

Pakistan: 96 children victims of honour killings last year

As many as 6,780 children were victimized in Pakistan in 2008, including 4,251 boys and 2,529 girls, Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) President Zia Awan said on Friday.

‘Conviction rate merely one to two per cent’

Tuesday, January 06, 2009
By our correspondent


Violence against women in Balochistan increased in 2008

NGO says 115 of 600 cases were of ‘honour’ killing

Dialogue participant says nationalist and communal sentiments, colonial mindset confront those protesting against violence

Senate body slams slow progress in honour killing probe

Human rights committee urges police to bring those responsible for ‘burying women alive’ to justice

By Muhammad Bilal

2008 saw 179 honour killings

Thursday, January 01, 2009
Faisal Kamal Pasha


As many as 179 persons were killed in 141 incidents of honour killing throughout the country in year 2008.