Husband of UK woman killed in Pakistan calls for justice
RAWALPINDI: The spouse of a British lady who was slaughtered in Pakistan has required the UK and Pakistani governments to guarantee his better half got equity, as he tried to keep the focus on alleged “honor” killings.
Mukhtar Kazam displayed at an enthusiastic question and answer session a duplicate of the posthumous report into his better half Samia Shahid’s passing, seen by AFP, which said the 28-year-old had blemishes on her neck, and recommended she had been choked.
Kazam has marked her passing a “honor slaughtering”, a close every day event in Pakistan in which a relative is killed by another for bringing the family “shame”.
The practice was dragged into the worldwide spotlight recently with the murdering of Qandeel Baloch, a polarizing Pakistani online networking star.
Her sibling has admitted to the homicide, saying his sister’s conduct had been “unfortunate”.
Kazam looked to keep global consideration on “honor” killings when he addressed media amassed in the battalion city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, Thursday.
“I ask for the British and Pakistani governments to direct a reasonable trial,” he said.
Kazam and Shahid, both British-Pakistani double subjects, had been hitched for a long time and were living in Dubai, police told AFP, including that it was Shahid’s second marriage.
Kazam said his better half changed over to Shia Islam, his organization, before their wedding, which had irritated her folks.
In an objection to police he has guaranteed she was killed amid a visit to her family in their town in Punjab area on July 20.
Shahid’s dad has denied the charges and said he didn’t need an examination, guaranteeing his girl kicked the bucket of regular causes.
Police told AFP that Shahid’s first spouse, Mohammad Shakeel, is being examined in the homicide however gotten pre-capture abandon Thursday.
Her folks and a cousin are additionally being explored, said Jehlum area police boss Mujahid Akbar.
The main pastor of Punjab area, Shahbaz Sharif, sibling to Pakistani head administrator Nawaz Sharif, has shaped an uncommon advisory group that is additionally tasked with examining the homicide, a senior government official told AFP.
The casualties of “honor” killings are overwhelmingly ladies, with hundreds slaughtered every year.
They have since a long time ago enraptured Pakistan, with progressives calling for extreme enactment against them and moderates standing up to.
Be that as it may, the homicide of Qandeel Baloch seems to have impelled government officials to make a move.
A week ago the law clergyman reported that bills went for handling provisos that encourage “honor” killings would soon be voted on by parliament.
Rights gatherings and government officials have for a considerable length of time called for harder laws to handle culprits of brutality against ladies in Pakistan.