Four cousins killed for honour in Kohistan

KOHISTAN, Pakistan: In a heart-wrenching incident, two girls and two boys were killed in Dasu area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kohistan district for honour.

Sources said that all four deceased were cousins. They also said that the incident occurred in the jurisdiction of Police Station Looter in Upper Kohistan.

The District Police Officer (DPO) Kohistan Raja Saboor told media that raids are being held to arrest the accused.

It is pertinent to mention that the Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari shared an information with the Senate on November 6, gathered from National Police Bureau, according to which, 238 honour killings cases were registered in Pakistan this year till June.

Shireen Mazari said that a total of 1548 honour killings cases were registered in the Country from January 2014 to June 2018.

Whereas as per the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), from January 1, 2004 to May 15, 2018, 17625 cases of honour crimes were registered in the Country.

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