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Hague condemns Pakistan killing

This Is Local London: William Hague has branded the murder of a woman in Pakistan in a so-called "honour killing" as barbaric William Hague has branded the murder of a woman in Pakistan in a so-called "honour killing" as barbaric

The Government has condemned the murder of a pregnant woman who was stoned to death by her own family in Pakistan.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was "appalled" by the killing of Farzana Parveen and called on the Pakistani authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

Nearly 20 members of Ms Parveen's family attacked her and her husband with sticks and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, police said.

The 25-year-old, who had married Mohammad Iqbal in opposition to her family, was the victim of a so-called honour killing.

Mr Hague said he was "shocked and appalled" by the incident " both for the appalling manner of her death, and the unspeakable cruelty and injustice of murdering a woman for exercising her basic right to choose who to love and marry".

He said: "There is absolutely no honour in honour killings and I urge the government of Pakistan to do all in its power to eradicate this barbaric practice .

"I call on the Pakistani authorities to investigate this atrocious murder fully and bring those responsible to justice.

"And I hope this will spark a wider debate about how to confront and end the intolerable culture of violence against women in many parts of the world."

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4:45pm Thu 29 May 14

mms98 says...

And we still give them £50 million a year? and they buy nuclear weapons!! DUH
And we still give them £50 million a year? and they buy nuclear weapons!! DUH mms98
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5:16pm Thu 29 May 14

Jonny Maths says...

Pakistan is a medieval sh1thole of a country.
Pakistan is a medieval sh1thole of a country. Jonny Maths
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5:30pm Thu 29 May 14

Accrington Male says...

mms98 wrote:
And we still give them £50 million a year? and they buy nuclear weapons!! DUH
It's more like £650 million in foreign aid to Pakistan ,probably one of the most corrupt and backward countries in the world. It's like throwing money down the pan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mms98[/bold] wrote: And we still give them £50 million a year? and they buy nuclear weapons!! DUH[/p][/quote]It's more like £650 million in foreign aid to Pakistan ,probably one of the most corrupt and backward countries in the world. It's like throwing money down the pan !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Accrington Male
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5:54pm Thu 29 May 14

cosmick says...

Please be carefull not to upset them, thats there culture.
Please be carefull not to upset them, thats there culture. cosmick
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6:05pm Thu 29 May 14

nigel d says...

Whats more worrying is that the police just sat and watched.
pakistan needs dragging into the nineteenth century never mind the 21st.
Whats more worrying is that the police just sat and watched. pakistan needs dragging into the nineteenth century never mind the 21st. nigel d
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