Honor killing

Pakistan: Woman sentenced to death for burning daughter alive

Parveen Bibi told a court in Lahore, Punjab that she killed her daughter "for bringing shame to her family," police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar told CNN Tuesday.

Parveen's son Ahmer Rafique was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the crime.


Brutal killing

Zeenat Rafique, 18, was strangled and set alight by her mother and brother in June 2016 after she eloped against their wishes.

Samia Shahid 'honour killing': Father dismisses murder accusations

Chaudhry Muhammad Shahid made the denial before he appeared in court along with Ms Shahid's first husband, Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel, who is accused of murder.

Mr Shahid is being held as an accessory to her murder.

Ms Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died in July in northern Punjab.

The BBC has since learnt that Ms Shahid had not obtained a legal divorce before her second marriage.

A final report into her death was due to be presented in court, but the prosecution said it needed more time to examine it.

Uncle arrested in 'honour killing' case


Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died in July in northern Punjab.

It is understood that Haq Nawaz was held by police in the Punjab city of Jhelum after an alleged attempt to prove she died of natural causes.

In a second development, the policeman who initially headed the murder investigation has also been arrested.

Aqeel Abbas is being held for allegedly trying to conceal evidence relating to Ms Shahid's death.

Qandeel Baloch: 'She was a girl just like you'

It's the one Qandeel Baloch rented for her parents. And this is where she died.

Inside, the walls are faded, the furniture is scarce. An old, disabled man is sobbing uncontrollably.

Qandeel's father Muhammad Azeem is grieving the death of his favourite daughter, allegedly at the hands of his own son, in the name of honour.

His wife sits on a day bed nearby. One moment she seems to sleeps as if to forget, the next she stares into space.

Qandeel Baloch: Cleric who appeared in selfies investigated

Ms Baloch, a controversial figure known for her outspoken posts and suggestive photos and videos, posted selfies with Mufti Abdul Qavi last month.

He was suspended from two important councils as a result.

Ms Baloch, 26, was strangled by her brother Waseem early on Saturday in their hometown of Multan.

He admitted the apparent "honour killing", saying it was justified.

The cleric has denied any role in the murder but says he will appear for questioning if summoned by police.

Qandeel Baloch: How her murder reflects a divided Pakistan

 "Qandeel Baloch is an inspiration to those ladies who are treated badly and dominated by society. I will keep on achieving and I know you will keep on hating. Damn, but who cares."

It was for such provocative views that Ms Baloch was loved, derided and mocked.

She instigated a debate in Pakistan on whether choosing to defy family and societal norms symbolised women's empowerment or was cheap narcissism.

In death, too, what police suspect is an honour killing carried out by her brother reflects a deeply divided country.