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A Pilot Study on: ‘Honour Killings in Pakistan and Compliance of Law’
A Pilot Study on: ‘Honour Killings in Pakistan and Compliance of Law’

Reports and Books


Author:    Maliha Zia Lari
Publishing place:     Islamabad.
Publishing year:       2011.
Size:  A4.


The State of Women in Pakistan.
The Zia affect of Systematic Discrimination against Women.
“Honour Killings”: their Prevalence and Understanding the Rationale.
“Honour Killings” and its Relationship with Law.
Implementation of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2004.
Perspective of the Community.
Conclusion and  Main Findings.

About The Book

Despite the passage of ‘Honour Killings Act’, passed in 2004, the incident of ‘honour’ crimes is still on the rise, which shows the Act falls short of providing actual protection to survivors  / victims.  This pilot study addresses the need  to  analyze ground situation to ascertain to ascertain the level  of understanding on the new law by different stakeholders and the nature and extent of its compliance.  It focuses on  not just  the numbers of ‘honour’ killings quoted in the  media, but to examine the actual effect on the ground.  It also examines the concept of ‘honour’ and ‘honour killings’ in order to understand the crime itself.  It also discusses how the  law operated before 2004 in order to  analyze its operation after the  ‘Honour Killing Law’ was promulgated.