Won’t let any more honor-killings, ‘karo kari’ cases occur: AIG Sindh

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SUKKUR: The additional inspector-general (AIG) of police for Sukkur Dr Jamil Ahmed on Sunday assured that uncivilized practices such as honor killing and Karo Kari will be put to an end.

Speaking at a seminar organized by a local private university, the police officer stressed over the rising cases of violence against women in various cities of Sindh, including Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Larkana, Jacobabad and Kashmore, aside towns in the province’s upper side.

In cognizance of those cases, AIG Dr. Ahmed pledged to not let any similar cases as honor-killing or Karo Kari occur again.

The thinktank observed that ineffective legislation was the primary reason behind the unusual rise in such cases, further noting that the feudal lords and waderas (landowners) were strong barriers in this regard.

The panel also discussed that the best solution to the problem is a proper implementation of the rule of law, also maintaining that a charge in the societal behavior could contribute to curbing the alarming situation.

“We have multiple cases, especially from central Sindh, where men murder women and throw their bodies in rivers, whereafter the bodies vanish,” Dr. Ahmed said.

“As of now, we have had 140 cases where we were able to register a proper FIR [first information report],” he added.

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