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Friday, September 05, 2008

Pakistan's Senate Condemns Honor Killings of Five Women in Baluchistan


Pakistan's Senate has called for action to be taken against men alleged to have buried alive five women in the western province of Balochistan in July.

Reports from the district of Nasirabad said the women were killed because three of them wanted to get married without the approval of their families.


Now the Senate has passed a formal resolution on the deaths.

"This house condemns the brutal murder of five women in Balochistan's Nasirabad district and calls for strong action to be taken against the culprits," the statement said.

It called on the Senate's human rights committee "to produce a comprehensive report on the incident in one month".

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