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Pakistan to pass law against honour killings ‘in weeks’

Qandeel Baloch divided opinion in Pakistan

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against “honour killings” within weeks in the wake of the high-profile murder of an outspoken social media star, the daughter of prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday (July 20). The government has faced mounting pressure to pass the law against murders carried out by people professing to be acting in defence of the honour of their family. The law would remove a loophole that allows other family members to pardon a killer. The brother of social media star Qandeel Baloch, often described as Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian, has been arrested in connection…

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