OKARA: This can, perhaps, only happen in Pakistan where a family for the sake of its ‘honour’ can go to any lengths.

Some 21 members of the family of a girl, who contracted court marriage with a youth, submitted an application to DPO Muhammad Faisal Rana in an open court that they took an oath on the Holy Quran in a village mosque to kill the couple for the sake of family honour and face the case collectively.

The DPO referred the application on Thursday to the Gogera SHO for further legal action.


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Reports said Amir Iqbal of village 26/GD had contracted court marriage with Shakila Bibi on May 29. The girl’s family took the case to a village panchayat and demanded the hand of Iqbal’s sister.

Iqbal’s father pleaded that his daughter Tahira Bibi, 13, was underage but he would marry her in Shakila’s family after she attained the lawful age of marriage.

However, Shakila’s father Ali Sher refused to accept the plea of Iqbal’s father and left the panchayat.

Later, the 21 members of the Ali Sher family, including Allah Ditta, Yara, Adnan, Shahid, Mir Muhammad, Alam Sher, Ishaq, Asghar, Akbar, Rustam, Mumtaz, Imdad, Ijaz, Abbas, Mushtaq, Ahmad and Mausam, had held a Jirga in the village mosque on Wednesday and took oath to kill the couple for the sake of family honour and face the legal consequences collectively.

DACOIT KILLED: A dacoit was killed while another injured in an alleged encounter with the police near Bhaikay Lal Chand late on Wednesday night.

Reports said constable Ali Nawaz of the Punjab Constabulary was heading towards his village when three dacoits stopped him at a picket where they were looting passers-by.

Somehow, the constable managed to inform the Hujra Shah Muqeem police on his mobile phone which arrived there within no time.

Seeing the police, the dacoits opened fire which was returned. The passersby managed to hide themselves to safer places.

After a brief shootout silence prevailed and a dacoit was found dead while another in injured condition while their third accomplice managed to escape.

Police said the deceased dacoit was identified as Musa alias Musi and the injured as Ajmal. They said the dacoit was killed in firing by his own accomplices.

Hujra Shah Muqeem police have registered a case.

Another dacoit was killed in what police claimed in firing by his own accomplices during an alleged encounter near Jandran Kalan late on Wednesday night.

Police said the dead dacoit was identified as Rehmat Ali alias Tiddoo. He was wanted in 38 heinous cases.

Published in Dawn, June 17th, 2016

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