A man and woman killed in the name of 'honor' in Naseerabad

Ali Jan Mangi: 

A man and woman were killed in the name of ‘honor’ in Balochistan’s Naseerabad district on Sunday. Police arrested an accused in connection with the murder of a man and woman. Police sources said the incident happened in the Baba Kot area of Naseerabad district.

Police said an accused identified as Tawakali opened fire and killed a man and woman in the name of ‘honor’. The accused is a close relative of the victims. Police shifted the accused to police station Baba Kot for investigation.

The Station House Officer (SHP) Baba Kot, Dad Muhammad Bhangar reached the spot of the incident and shifted the dead bodies to the district headquarters hospital Dera Murad Jamali. The dead bodies were handed over to the heirs after the completion of necessary official procedures.

Women Rights groups concerned over the incident

Women rights groups have expressed serious concern over increasing acts of violence against women in Balochistan. “This is the worst form of violence against women, our legislators must take action”, Ayesha Wadood Tareen, the Chief of UN Women Balochistan Chapter said. She stated that it is condemnable, we must punish the murderers and take affirmative action to check this crime.

This incident has come a day after a couple was brutally murdered in Mastung

This incident has come a day after armed accused opened fire and killed a man and woman for love marriage in Balochistan’s Mastung district. The couple had done a love marriage three years back and left two daughters and a minor son. The accused are still at large.

Three days back, a husband opened fire and killed his wife and nephew in the same area. Police claimed to have arrested the culprit. Violence against women has increased in the Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, and Mastung districts of Balochistan.

This brutal custom ‘honor’ has claimed scores of precious human lives

The brutal custom ‘honor’ has claimed scores of precious human lives in the Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. In Balochistan, especially, such incidents are the order of the day in Naseerabad and Jaffarabad districts. “Government has to protect the lives of its citizens”, Allauddin Khilji, the Chief of Aurat Foundation Balochistan said. He said this brutal custom has claimed so many precious human lives in different parts of Balochistan.

Journalist Syed Ali Shah also contributed to this report 

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