PESHAWAR—At least five persons including two women have been killed on the issue of “honour” in two incidents at different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
First incident occurred in Bannu when brothers attacked the house of sister who married without their consent. As a result of cross firing the woman along with brother and two others killed and two other seriously injured. The assailants succeeded in escape.
Second incident occurred in Mardan whereas brothers shot dead sister, belong to Dir and residing in Mardan after marriage without consent of family.
Couple of days back, Afzal Kohistan’s brother had shot dead his close relative in Batgram district who allegedly made marriage with widow of Afzal Kohistan. Afzal the main behind infamous Kohistan video scandal who was shot dead couple of weeks back in Abbottabad. The widow is still missing, no one knew about.
Experts believe that lacking of proper laws and its implementations are the main causes of frequent acts of honour killing, especially violence against women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.