Category Archives: Pakistan

Pakistani Wife Hides from Husband Who Wants to Kill her

i9MQB_vREUoU copyOn a freezing December night, Shehla Gul is in hiding from her husband in a squat brick house in Pakistan’s Sindh province. Sitting on a bamboo cot wearing a head-to-toe hijab, only her eyes are visible, and they stare at the floor.

Gul has barely been outdoors since escaping through the back door of her family’s house three months earlier, when her husband and three men tried to kill her with a pistol, says her brother,

Ghulam Murtaza Chachar. Her spouse, Faiz Muhammad, accused her of having an affair, an offense that as many as 40 percent of Pakistanis believe would entitle him to execute her.

“My husband is still looking for me to kill me,” says Gul, who covers her face whenever she leaves the house in Ghotki district, about 540 kilometers (336 miles) northeast of Karachi. “Who can run away from this menace?”

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Pakistani Christian Women Beaten Trying to Prevent a Rape

pakistan-christians copyTwo Christian women were aggressively beaten by a Pakistani Muslim man in the country’s capital of Lahore after the women prevented the attacker from abducting the daughter of one of the women.

Nusrat Bibi and her sister Rani Bibi, along with their two daughters, were walking home from the local factory on an early December evening when a Muslim man approached the women and began molesting Nusrat’s daughter.

The report states that the daughter, whose age was not identified, was initially able to defend herself and make the attacker stop. However, the attacker, who has been identified as a Muslim named Khawar Khokhar, became enraged and began beating the girl with his cricket bat. He then grabbed her by the hand and warned the mother and aunt not to intervene as he attempted forcibly taking the daughter away, presumably to sexually abuse her.

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Muslim Man Kills Niece for Listening to Music

A teenage Pakistani girl has been shot dead by her uncle following a row over loud music, police said Tuesday.

“The girl Rehana Bibi was alone at her home and was listening to music when her uncle Muhammad Gulistan… came to her house and asked to lower the volume,” Sadat Ali, an official on duty at Kallar Kahar police station, told AFP.

“On her refusal, they quarrelled and Gulistan shot her dead,” said Ali, adding that Bibi was aged about 17. [snip]

In Pakistan’s highly patriarchal and often violent society, women are frequently killed over minor issues or so-called matters of “honor”.

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Whether or not the music was too loud, in orthodox Islam, music is forbidden or ‘haram.’ See here and here.


Muslim Brothers Accuse Mother and Sisters of Adultery and Kill Them



Two Pakistani brothers were arrested Tuesday for killing their mother and two teenage step-sisters after accusing them of adultery, police said.

The brothers, in their early thirties, were detained after their father reported the incident in the eastern city of Lahore.

“Shaban Ahmed, father of the accused, reported the incident to the police saying his sons have killed his wife, Sughra 50 years old, and his daughters Muqadas, 18, and Amina, 16,” local police official Mohammad Ayub told AFP.

Last year 869 women died in so-called “honor killings” according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

The statistics highlight the violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens.

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Pakistani Cleric Says Muslim Women Can’t Object to Polygamy

Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Maulana Mohammad Khan Sheerani has said a Muslim woman cannot object to the second or subsequent marriages of her husband. Presiding over a meeting of the council here on Tuesday, he said a woman could not demand divorce if her husband married a second, third or fourth time.

He said Islam had given the women the right to separate from her husband, but another marriage could not be a valid ground for doing so.

The council discussed the relevant section of the Muslim Divorce Act, 1939, and observed that it was against Sharia.

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According to the Koran, Sura 4, verse 3, a man can marry up to four wives.

But he must treat them equally!

12 Year Old Christian Girl Raped by Muslims in Pakistan

christians-in-pakistan-gender-based-violence copyThe minority Christian community in Pakistan is said to be outraged following the rape of a 12-year-old Christian girl in Lahore by two Muslim men. Christian advocates have said Muslims often use sexual violence as a means of controlling the Christian population, especially women and girls.

“In Pakistan rape is used as an instrument of arbitrary power over Christian girls, who come from poor and marginalized families. It is a form of violence that wants to reiterate the submission to Muslims. The rest of society is not outraged because the victims mostly belong to religious minorities, who are the most vulnerable. Rarely rapists are punished,” Christian lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill told Fides News Agency.

“Furthermore, rape victims face terrible difficulties; they do not receive adequate medical treatment for sexual assault. Many girls are traumatized and become depressed and in need of psychological assistance,” Gill added.

The girl, who worked along with her three sisters as a maid in the homes of middle class Muslim families, was reportedly raped earlier this month. She had been returning home from work with her older sister when she was kidnapped by two Muslim men and three women, who forced her inside a school and carried out the attack. The men have been identified as Ashraf Alias Achi and Ghaffor Alias Paida.

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More on the rape of Christian women and girls by Muslims in Iraq from Iraqi refugees in France here.

Five Pakistani Men Indicted for Honor Killing

Pakistani protest against honor killingsFive men have been indicted in connection with the death of Farzana Parveen a 25-year-old pregnant woman, who was killed by relatives in Pakistan. As reported by Glamour, Parveen was stoned to death by approximately 20 relatives in the city of Lahore.

As noted in the report, the case gained widespread media attention in part due to the killing taking place in a public sphere in front of onlookers.

Parveen’s father and four others were indicted by a Pakistani court for her death.

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Husband Stones Wife to Death for Not Quitting Her Job

Muslim women workingA 30-year-old woman was bricked to death by her husband in the Sundar area on Tuesday. 

The victim was identified as Bushra, wife of Javed alias Lara, a resident of Ali Hussainabad Loharanwala Kho, Sundar.

The police said accused Javed used to pressurise his wife, who worked in a local factory, to quit her job but she did not do so.

Read the rest: Pakistan Honor Killing: Husband Murders Wife for Not Quitting Job  (h/t to

According to Islamic doctrine, women have the right to work.  BUT, the work must be suitable and the husband has the right  to make his wife quit her job.  The wife is totally subservient to the husband and must obey him in all matters.

Pakistani Sisters Murdered for Dancing in the Rain

pakistani-girls-murdered-for-dancing-in-rainTwo teenage sisters have been shot dead in Pakistan for allegedly dancing in the rain.

Sisters Noor Basra, 15, Noor Sheza, 16, and their mother, Noshehra, were shot dead by five gunmen after a video of the two girls enjoying the rain shower in traditional dress spread throughout their conservative northern town.

The sisters’ stepbrother is now being blamed for ordering their deaths on June 23 in an effort to restore the family’s “honor” six months after the video surfaced.

That 22-year-old stepbrother, Khutore, has since been arrested for carrying out the attack according to police

Read the rest: Muslim Girls in Pakistan Murdered for Dancing in the Rain  (h/t to

The playing of music, singing and dancing in Islam are disputed.  Some Islamic religious scholars say they are permitted (halal) but only in certain settings, like festivals and at weddings.  Others say participation must be gender-separate. These activities are not considered arts, but entertainment. Read for yourself what the Muslims say here,  here, here  and here.

The dancing-for-sheer-joy that the sisters were doing is haram (not-permitted) since it was an expression of their own emotions and was not for an Islamic event.  Since it could be seen by men on a video, the girls dishonored their family.  Watch the video.  They are lovely young women who dance exquisitely and have the exuberance of youth.  Now they are dead.

Children Forced To Watch Gruesome Honor Killing

Victims of Honor Killing in PakistanNew information on the horrific deaths of a newlywed couple by the bride’s immediate family have emerged today. Children were forced to watch as the bride’s mother, father, grandfather and uncles, slit the newlywed’s throats and let them bleed to death in this honor killing according to the National Post on June 29.

This was considered a lesson not to marry against your parents’’ wishes to the girls in this Pakistan village where the grisly murders took place. This newlywed couple fell in love and married for love, but the bride’s family was dead against this union.

Media outlets, like CNN  originally reported that the newlyweds were beheaded, but their throats were slit and they bled to death in front of a crowd. At one point someone in the crowd said the children should be sent away but the bride’s father told them to stay and watch the killings. The father said that “they should learn what would happen to them if they married someone of their own choice.”

Read the rest: Kids Forced to Watch Honor Killing in Pakistan. More here: Newlywed Killed by Own Family in Pakistan Honor Killing.  And here.