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Pakistan Honor Killing Qandeel Baloch

Lawyer Strike Delays ‘Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian’ Honor Killing Case

The case of the honor killing of Qandeel Baloch, a model and outspoken feminist who became known as “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian” before her brother strangled her to death at age 26, will once again have to wait, as regional lawyers are on strike in a nation in which their trade is often dangerous.

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Pakistan Passes Law Against Honor Killings, Child Rape

The legislature of Pakistan has passed a law that prevents the families of victims of “honor” killings from forgiving the killers, previously undoing a legal loophole that has allowed many murderers to go free. The law also makes it illegal to rape minors or disabled individuals, and makes DNA testing in rape cases mandatory.

PAKISTANI HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS HOLD PLACARDS DURING A PROTEST IN ISLAMABAD ON MAY 29, 2014. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Honor Killing: Gang Dismembers Pakistani Man for Alleged Affair

Allah Ditta, 24, was stabbed repeatedly before five men cut off his arms, lips, and nose, leaving him to bleed to death in Dera Ghazi Khan district, Pakistan. Ditta had allegedly had “an affair” with a woman who wished to elope with him but was forced by family to remain with her husband.

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Qandeel Baloch’s Mother: Islamic Cleric Advised Son to Murder Sister

The mother of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has told a national news outlet that her murder was not an honor killing, but a revenge murder planned by her sons after Baloch exposed an influential mufti’s inappropriate behavior, including not keeping the Ramadan fast.

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‘Kim Kardashian of Pakistan’ Allegedly Murdered by Brother in ‘Honor Killing’

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, known as “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian,” was strangled to death, allegedly by her brother, in what authorities are investigating as an “honor killing,” according to BBC. Baloch’s death reportedly came after an argument ensued between the two, which stemmed

Pakistan: Mufti Demoted for Taking Selfie with Social Media Celebrity

Pakistan: Mufti Demoted for Taking Selfie with Social Media Celebrity

Pakistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs has suspended an influential mufti from multiple Islamic responsibilities, including the sighting of the moon necessary to end the holy month of Ramadan, after Abdul Qavi appeared in selfie photos with Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch.