SHANGLA: A resident has confessed to killing his daughter for “honour” in Lainsook area of Chakisar tehsil here on Dec 30.

Munawar Khan made the confession before the local police and judicial magistrate.

He had killed his wife in Dec 1997 over a domestic dispute, according to police.

Head of the Chakisar police station Fazal Elahi told Dawn that he learned about the 22-year-old woman’s murder on Jan 5 leading to the start of an inquiry and the detention of her father, Munawar Khan.

He added that during interrogation, the detainee confessed to committing the murder in his jeep outside their house and burying the body in their ancestral graveyard.

The SHO said the accused insisted that his daughter left the house a year after her marriage to her cousin and that she had an extramarital affair with a man, who currently lived abroad.

He said he asked his daughter to return to her husband’s house but she wanted to divorce her husband to marry another man.

Mr Elahi said the accused recorded the same statement in the court of judicial magistrate Yousaf Shah leading to the registration of an FIR under the Pakistan Penal Code’s sections 302, 311, 201 and 202 and the start of investigation.

He also said the accused was booked in Dec 1997 for pushing his wife into a river in the Ranyal area but was released from the jail 20 days later due to a patch-up with the deceased’s family.

POLL TICKET: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl’s Puran tehsil chapter has demanded of the leadership to review its decision about election nomination.

The demand was made during a meeting attended by local party leaders Dr Abid Khan, Haji Zahid and many others.

The participants said they had been loyal to the party for decades but its election ticket was awarded to a new entrant.

Mr Zahid claimed that the district and tehsil emirs weren’t taken on board about the award of the ticket and seat adjustment with the PML-N in the area.

He warned the party’s local leadership won’t support that candidate if its reservations weren’t addressed.

Published in Dawn, January 14th, 2024

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