34 people killed for ‘honour’ in 2005. There have been 34 honour killings of 25 women and 9 men in Lahore this year. By Aayan Ali


On January 4, Rana Shamshad killed his sister Khalida in Hanjerwal police precincts because he suspected that she would marry of her own choice. On January 14, Ziaullah strangled his wife Shahida for allegedly having an affair with neighbour Muhammad Arshad in Sandha police precincts.
Yakoob Khan, father of Mehboob, and Ayesha, niece of Riaz, were killed and four others injured in Misri Shah police limits on January 23. Mehboob was involved with Ayesha on which Riaz shot her dead and later attacked Mehboob and his family at their house.
Kashif and accomplices gunned down his sister Rabia Muzaffar in Gulshan Ravi police limits on February 10 for wanting to marry a man of her choice.
Shaukat Ali, a resident of Factory Area, was assassinated on February 12 for allegedly having an affair with Shabnam. Nazir and Sabir Hussain, Shabnam's brothers, and her father Allah Dita shot Ali dead at Gulistan Colony.
A mother of four was killed by her brother in Sandha police precincts on February 23. Shahnaz, 32, married Zafar Ali after getting a divorce from her first husband. Muhammad Azam, Shahnaz's brother, shot her dead for "loose morals".
A man shot his sister dead in the Factory Area on March 2. Munir shot Naseera, 28, a resident of Chungi Amar Sadhu, for having "loose morals".
On March 5, Shahbaz, Adnan and Mola shot dead Shumaila in Shahdara Town police limits for refusing to marry Adnan. Javed killed Mushtaq, 21, in the Wahdat Colony police jurisdiction on March 7 for allegedly having an affair with his sister Parveen.
A man shot his sister dead for allegedly having an affair in the Manga Mandi police jurisdiction on March 8.
A man killed his sister in Garden Town police limits on March 9. Hina Basharat, 16, worked at a beauty parlour.
Haroon, a resident of Mustafabad, Shahdara, shot dead his 19-year-old daughter Sumaira on March 14 over the suspicions that she was involved with a man. On March 15, Yaqoob Masih shot dead his wife's cousin Tariq when Tariq tried to intervene in a dispute between Masih and his wife in Sherakot. On the same day, Maqsood Masih strangled his cousin Uzma Bashir to death for eloping with a man in the Race Course police jurisdiction.
Shakeel, Shahid and Saghir shot dead their brother-in-law Tariq in Gujjar Pura police jurisdiction on April 13. Tariq Mehmood married Misbah against her parents' will. A married woman and her lover were murdered in the Baghbanpura police jurisdiction on April 28. Sakina, mother of four, had an affair with Imran and eloped with him on April 17. Her brother Riaz killed her and Imran after she returned home.
On April 30, Shaukat killed his wife Fehmida in the Burki police jurisdiction. He suspected that his wife was having an affair with a neighbour.
Sher killed his wife Fauzia on May 7 in Civil Lines police limits on the suspicion that she had an affair with a neighbour. She had two children.
A newly wed couple was shot dead in the Shalimar Town police jurisdiction on May 18. Shahid Amin, 26, had married Nagma, 22, against their parents' will. Shafiq shot his sister and her husband at their house in Bogiwal.
Shareef Khan strangled his wife Nagma in Badamibagh area. Nagma had left with her paramour and returned after a couple of days. The culprit escaped after killing her. On May 27, a labourer stabbed his wife to death in Khana police jurisdiction for having illicit relations. Ilyas Masih, resident of Baddokee village, suspected that his wife had illicit relations with someone and they repeatedly scuffled on the issue. He stabbed her causing instant death and fled with his two-year-old son.
In the first week of June, Shahbaz shot dead his sister in Hanjerwal and fled. He suspected that his sister Aasia, 20, had an affair with a boy in his locality.
On June 5, a woman was killed by her brother in Johar Town police jurisdiction. Shumaila, mother of two, was shot dead by Rafiq when he came to know that his sister had an affair with a neighbour.
A man committed suicide after shooting his wife in Litton Road police jurisdiction on June 11. Rickshaw driver Tariq Mehmood 32, suspected his wife of having a bad character. Tariq lost his temper on June 11 and shot his wife and later shot himself in the head. His wife survived the attack.
On June 13, Shehzadi Barkat, 22, was sleeping in her house in Shadbagh police jurisdiction when her brother Samson Masih killed her with an axe as he suspected her of having a bad character. On June 19, Bashiran's husband Asim slaughtered her in Kahna and fled. He suspected that she had illicit relations with Mansha.
On June 25, a gypsy was shot dead in Nishter Colony police jurisdiction. Hameeda had relations with Asif and her husband Bashir came to know about it. Bashir shot his wife and fled.
Skeletons of three women were found from a house in Harbanspura on June 27. They had been killed around seven years back. Tariq Butt, a wanted told the police after getting arrested that he had slaughtered his wife Kaneez Akhtar, mother in-law Kaneez Fatima and sister in-law Afeeda for bad character. He had buried their bodies at his house in Salamatpura, Toheed Park.
On June 28, Irfan Haq stabbed his wife Parveen to death and fled in Shafiqabad as he suspected that she had an affair with a neighbour.
On July 6, Muhammad Zaheer alias Jeera killed his unmarried aunt Yasmin, 35, in Badamibagh police precincts on the suspect of loose character and fled.
A teenager stabbed his sister to death in Sattokatala area on July 12. Muhammad Imran, resident of Rasool Pura, suspected that his younger sister Rubina had illicit relations with a neighbour. Imran stabbed her after Rubina admitted about her relations and refused to abolish them.
On July 14, a man gunned down his ex-wife's paramour in Civil Lines police jurisdiction. Tarab Hussain Shah, 25, from Gilgit was working in a multinational company in Lahore and had relations with Imran Butt's wife Nadia. Butt divorced her after he came to know about his wife's affair. Nadia started living with Shah where Butt shot her dead and fled.
On August 6, Ijaz Rasheed killed his wife with a blunt weapon in Faisal Town police jurisdiction. Ijaz suspected that his wife Fozia, 40, had a loose character on which he killed her.

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