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Education needed to curb honour killings, say experts

SHIKARPUR: Speakers emphasised the need for education for all and implementation of the law enacted by the government treating the “honour killing” as equivalent to murder, as the way to curb this crime.

The speakers also called for award of punishment of death to the accused involved in honour killing, while addressing a seminar on “Honour killing, early age marriage and Sang Chatti,” organised by NGO Megnate, in collaboration with Aurat Foundation, Kainat Development Association and the USAID here at Sheikh Ayaz Hall of Shikarpur Press Club on Tuesday.

Dr Irshad presided over the function. Besides Dr Irshad, others who spoke on the occasion, include Ahmed Bakhsh Channa, Waheed Mohsin, Anwar Mahar, Abdul Sami Bilali, Sodho James, Abdul Haleem Mahar, Saeed Ahmad Soomro, Azizullah Bhutto and Ghulam Qadir Mahar. The speakers also called for instituting a law to stop the bad tradition of solemnising marriages of male and female persons ahead of their age of maturity.

Source: The News

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