‘Honour’ Killing: Man murders sister in Karachi’s Clifton area for talking to a man in the neighborhood

Police said they had arrested the accused and recovered the weapon used in the crime.

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A man shot at a point-blank range and killed his sister for “honor” in Karachi’s Clifton area on Saturday, police officials said.

They said the accused, Hasnain Qamar, shot his 19-year-old sister, Noorul Huda Shah, in the city’s Marine Drive area, located in Clifton Block 2.

The girl was brought to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where she was pronounced dead on arrival. JPMC’s executive director Dr. Seemin Jamali said that the girl had received a bullet to the head.

Police said they had arrested the accused and recovered the weapon used in the crime. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) South Sheeraz Nazeer informed DAWN newspaper that Qamar “confessed to killing his sister for honor”.

The official added that during the initial investigation, Qamar revealed that he was a sub-inspector in the Land Department of District Municipal Corporation South. He said the weapon he used was in the possession of his late father, who used to work as a director in the same department.

Qamar claimed his sister used to talk to a man in the neighborhood, and he had “stopped her time and again.”

He said when his younger brother told him on Saturday about their sister’s “constant interactions with the boy, he took out his gun and shot her in the head.” She died on the spot, he said.

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