Pakistan’s parliament unanimously passed legislation against “honor killings” on Thursday, three months after the murder of an outspoken social media star.
A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament, broadcast live on television, approved the new anti-honor killing law, removing a loophole in existing law that allows killers to walk free after being pardoned by family members.
Pakistani lawmakers have passed a new law closing a loophole that has allowed perpetrators of so-called "honor" killings to go free. Now, they will face a mandatory 25-year jail sentence.
After the "honor" killing of 26-year-old Qandeel Baloch this past summer, Pakistan's parliament has finally done something to curb similar crimes.
Pakistan's National Assembly passed legislation Thursday closing a loophole that allowed people who killed in the name of "honour" to go free, mandating life imprisonment even if the victim's relatives forgive the murder. Honour kil...
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against "honor killings" within weeks in the wake of the high-profile murder of an outspoken social media star, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawa...