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Man killed for honour

LAHORE: A 28-year-old man was shot dead while his wife wounded critically by his brother-in-law in the name of ‘honour’ in Nishtar Colony on Thursday. The body was shifted to the morgue while the condition of the injured woman was said to be critical.

Police said Azhar Khalid forced his entry into the house of his brother-in-law, Aleem, in Khalid Nagar and opened straight fire at his sister NaziaBibi and her husband. As result, Aleem died on the spot while 22-year-old Nazia was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries. The couple had tied the knot few months ago against the decision of families. The police have registered a murder case and say investigation is underway. The killer is still on the loose.

On April 18, 2015, The Nation published a report of Human Rights Commission.
As many as 597 women and girls were gang-raped, 828 raped, 36 stripped in public, 923 women and 82 minor girls – including 21 in Gilgit-Baltistan – fell victim to “honour” killings during 2014.

Briefing media about situation of human rights during the last year here Friday, Chairperson Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Zohra Yusuf said that seven women died in acid attacks on 92 women and 13 minors.

As many as 60 women expired in incidents like cylinder blast, stove burning and setting on fire.

AsmaJehangir and I ARehman were also present.

HRCP office bearers shared details with media about violation of rights of women, laborers and situation in health, education sector during the last year.

According to HRCP, Global Gender Gap Report (GGGR), 2014 ranked Pakistan second to last in gender equality globally in access to health care, education and work.

Blast kills mechanic: Separately, a 15-year-old motorcycle-mechanic died when a gas cylinder exploded at a workshop on Malik Munir Road in Sanda police precincts on Thursday. Shaharyar was working at the workshop when the gas cylinder exploded. He died on way to hospital. The police have arrested the workshop owner and are investigating.

The Nation