EVERYONE has heard and read of the Shahzeb Khan murder case. The media is full of people expressing their outrage at the release of the criminal by way of ‘Diyat’.

Since the law was brought to the fore by the late Gen Zia, how many murderers have escaped punishment through this door? The so-called honour- killing cases are full of fathers, brothers and uncles who killed their womenfolk and were never punished because the other men in the family accepted their Diyat.

So why the outcry now? Surely, their lives were not any less valuable than Shahzeb’s? What hypocrites are people who want to use Shariah when it suits them and to abandon it when it does not?

If people have to speak out, then let them speak for all such murdered souls who no longer have a voice. Don’t play favourites.

AYESHA SARFRAZ Australia

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Khanm
September 17, 2013 4:13 pm

Those murdered souls are dead and their voices can no longer be heard.. We the citizen of Pakistan are alive but worst than dead. Wonder what is their reason for not having a voice? What difference does it make to dead the whether the destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism, in the name of religion? Or the lope hole in our judicial system.. For they are dead we the living should demand justice or we will die in vain.

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