PESHAWAR — Pakistani police have launched a manhunt following the murder of two teenage girls who were seen kissing a man in a video that went viral on social media.
The girls were killed last week in the deeply conservative and war-torn northwestern area of North Waziristan in what police suspect was an act of “honour killing”.
Police say the video which they believe prompted the girls’ murder was shot a year ago but had only recently been uploaded on social media.
“The females were sisters, identified as Jasima Bibi and Saeeda Bibi,” North Waziristan police chief Shafiullah Gandapur told Reuters.
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