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Five of a family killed for ‘honour’ in Swabi

Five of a family killed for ‘honour’ in Swabi

By: MUQADDAM-KHAN

SWABI: Five members of a family were killed in the name of honour in Kab Ghani village of Gadoon Amazai area here on Monday, police said.

They said that two members of the family were injured in the incident and they were shifted to Peshawar for treatment. The suspect managed to escape after committing the crime, they added.

Sources said that both the families, parties to the dispute, were blood relatives. They said that about a decade ago a sister of Fazl Amin had married his cousin Javed Ahmad without the consent of her parents. According to the decision of a local jirga, the family of Javed Ahmed left the village for Karachi soon after the marriage.

However, the victim family returned to its home a few days ago. The brothers of the girl got infuriated when they came to know about the return of the family, sources said.

Police said that Fazl Amin scaled the boundary wall of his cousin’s house before dawn and opened firing on the inmates. The suspect killed his uncle Jamil Ahmed, aunt Zarqia Begum, brother-in-law Javed Ahmed, sister Nizakat Bibi and nephew Aryan Khan on the spot, they added.

He managed to escape soon after the incident. Police said that search for the suspect was continued. They said that several areas and houses of his relatives were raided but he was still at large.

Farhan Khan, son of Javed Ahmed, and a woman identified as Zarhajia sustained injuries in the attack. They were shifted to a hospital in Peshawar. According to doctors, the injured were in critical condition.

Police registered a case on the complaint of Zarhajia and started investigation.

POLLS: The local leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf said here on Monday that they would continue the mass contact campaign for the upcoming local government elections.Rangaiz Khan, PTI former district president, told workers in a meeting that their party had announced during the general elections that local government polls would be held to devolve powers to people at grassroots level.

“We would fulfil our pledge. The determination of PTI leaders became clear when the core committee of the party said few days ago that local government elections could be held in the current month but the date was changed on the demand of opposition parties,” he said.

PTI district president Anwar Haqdad said their party’s government never adopted delaying tactics like the other political parties that did not hold the local government elections. “The record of these political parties is dubious,” he said.

Mr Haqdad said that PTI workers should remain in contact with the people to educate them about the party’s programme and the positive changes, which would be felt by the people.

“This is our entire philosophy and we have been working for it without any brake. We are determined to continue our hard work, hoping that the outlined objectives would be achieved,” the PTI leader said.

DAWN

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