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Pakistani mother sentenced to death for daughter’s ‘honour killing’

Honor killing has been a major issue in Pakistan

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A mother who murdered her own daughter and set her alight for marrying the man of her choice has been sentenced to death, in a case that had revolted many in Pakistan. Zeenat Bibi, aged 16, was doused with kerosene and set alight in June last year in Pakistan’s teeming cultural capital Lahore, a little over a week after she wed 20-year-old motorcycle mechanic Hasan Khan against her family’s wishes. A judge in an anti-terror court in Lahore sentenced her mother Perveen Bibi to death on murder and terrorism charges, said prosecutor Mian Mohammad Tufail. She was charged under Pakistan’s…

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