Out of 23 murder cases registered in GB during 2016, 13 pertained to “honor killings”: HRCP

Islamabad: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), an independent body, has revealed that sixty percent of murder cases registered in Giglit-Baltistan during the last year were related to the so-called “honor killings”.

“In Gilgit-Baltistan, out of the 23 cases of murder registered in 2016, 13 were of honour killing”, reads a note shared with the media.

In percentage terms, honor killings made 56.5 % of all the murder cases registered. Many activists believe that the number of honor related crimes may be even higher, because not all cases are registered with the police, and many are portrayed as suicides.

The HRCP report also says that currently only one woman is in a jail in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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