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Police set to charge ex-husband and father in suspected Pakistan “honour killing”

Samia Shahid is believed to have been killed because she married a Shia Muslim

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistani police are preparing to charge a man with the murder of his former wife, a 28-year-old British woman who died last month in a suspected “honour killing”, the investigating officer in the case has revealed. Samia Shahid, a beautician from Bradford, died in the village of Pandori in northern Punjab province while visiting her family. Her second husband had alleged that she was killed because she remarried. Deputy Inspector General Abubakar Khuda Bakhsh said that Shahid’s ex-husband – her cousin Shakeel – would be charged with murder while her father would also be charged with involvement in her death,…

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