Rawalpindi: Honour killing on the rise
RAWALPINDI: Honour killing in the country has increased alarmingly in the first half of the current year compared to the previous year as every fifth woman across the country is being targeted by her husband.
A fresh study carried out by Global Foundation, an international network of human rights groups, has revealed that honour killing had increased by 8.6 per cent with 334 registered cases in the first six months of the current year compared to 627 honour-related cases last year.
It said during the last six months, 187 women had been harassed while 321 committed suicide due to various reasons. It said out of the total registered cases, nine per cent women lost their lives due to enmity of other members of the family.
The executive director, Global Foundation, Ulfat Kazmi said majority of honour-killing incidents were reported in Faisalabad district in Punjab, Kashmore in Sindh, Jaffarabad in Balochistan and Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.