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Friday, 1 July 2016
Another husband killed in rare male Pakistan honour killing
Filed on July 1, 2016
Father fears for the safety of his missing daughter-in-law
Another man has been killed in Pakistan in a case of 'honour killing'.
The man was shot dead allegedly by the relative of the girl he eloped with in Haripur, The Express Tribune reported.
Ismail Khan, 24, was walking in a nearby village when unknown assailants shot at him, killing him on the spot.
The report added:
'Ismail had married Saba Manzoor, last week after they both eloped, police said. Later, a jirga (tribal consultative body) found the girl and convinced her to return home to fulfill the traditional customs of marriage after Eid. However, Ismail was shot dead and his father now believes his daughter-in-law is now in danger. Saba's family convinced her to return home after convincing her they will get her married to Ismail after Eid.'
According to the victim's father, he feared for the safety of his daughter-in-law as he was not aware of her whereabouts and feared she might be killed too.
Hundreds of women are murdered by relatives in Pakistan each year on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour, but it is rare for victim to be a man.
Recently, Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) declared man-made customs of Swara, Vanni and similar norms and killing of women in the name of honour against Islam and liable to punishment, the report added.