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Pakistan’s Parliament Strengthens Honor Killing Law

  • Ayesha Tanzeem

Pakistan’s parliament on Thursday tightened a legal loophole that allowed perpetrators of honor killings to avoid justice. Under the new law, a pardon granted by the victim’s family can spare the convicted perpetrator from capital punishment – but not from a mandated minimum sentence of life in prison. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports from Islamabad.

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