‘Honour’ killings in Karachi shock Pakistan’s largest city
Murders of teenagers show that poor communities in cities are becoming more entrenched in conservative values
he murders in Ali Brohi Goth shocked Karachi, the country’s largest city. The sheer brutality was unusual, and while domestic violence is rife and “honour” killings do occur in the city, they are almost exclusively reported in rural areas where village councils run parallel judiciary systems.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has reported an average of 650 “honour” killings annually over the past decade. But since most go unreported, the real number is likely to be much higher.
more on honor and shame in this IMS blog