Girl, fiance gunned down after spotting them chatting in Pak

Vastavam web: A girl and her fiance were gunned down today, allegedly by the girl’s maternal uncle after spotting them chatting in Pakistan’s Sindh province, in the latest case of honour killing, a media report said.The girl, identified as Nazeeran, was speaking with her husband-to-be Shahid in Nayi Wahi village in the suburbs of Ghotki town when her uncle spotted them.Two suspects, both of whom happen to be the girl’s uncles, have been arrested so far.

Honour killings are pandemic in Pakistan, and women are its predominant victims.An angry Pakistani youth allegedly shot dead his sister and her husband in Rawalpindi last month for marrying without the family’s consent.More Pakistani women are murdered at the hands of close family members for supposed immoral behaviour than Pakistani civilians are killed by terrorism, the report said.