Men still killing women for ‘honor’ in Pakistan – ABS CBN

A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the flow of “honor killings”, scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family.

The shocking murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother last July turned the spotlight on an epidemic of so-called honor killings and sparked a fresh push to close loopholes allowing the killers to walk free.

Long-awaited legislation was finally passed three months later in a move cautiously hailed by women’s rights activists.

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