‘I had to:’ Inside the mind of an ‘honour’ killer in Pakistan

For generations now in Pakistan, they’ve called it “honour” killing, carried out in the name of a family’s reputation. As modernity pushes against tradition, Pakistan has seen an increase in the number of women and girls killed in the name of honour: last year, 1,184 people died, only 88 of them men. The year before, the figure was 1005, and in 2013 it was 869, according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. The true numbers are believed to be higher, because many cases go unreported. Read this story to see inside the mind of an honor killer in Pakistan: