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UN takes notice of honour-killings in Pakistan

KARACHI: The United Nations (UN) has taken notice of the frequent cases of ‘honour-killings’ (karo-kari) of women in Pakistan, Daily Times learnt on Thursday.

Sources in the Interior Ministry told Daily Times that United Nations’ In-charge of World Women Monitoring Mr Yakinerturk has sent a letter to the Interior Ministry expressing concern over the rising number of honour-killings in Pakistan.

It has also been learnt that the UN has asked for the copies of registered cases and detailed progress reports of 10 murder cases, which took place in the name of honour across the country last year. The victims in these cases included Saba and Zarina Mirani killed in Karachi, Inayat Khatoon in Shikarpur, Sakina Khatoon, Naseema and Rehana in Lahore, Safiya in Sialkot, Saba in Multan, Shahzadi in Faisalabad and Amjada in Swat.
Source: Daily Times
Date:8/1/2008

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