Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif orders action on stoning

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the stoning to death of a woman by her family in front of a Lahore court as “totally unacceptable”. He ordered the chief minister of Punjab province to take “immediate action” and submit a report by Thursday evening. Farzana Parveen, who was three months pregnant, was pelted with bricks and bludgeoned by relatives furious because she married against their wishes. Her husband told the BBC that police simply stood by during the attack. “They watched Farzana being killed and did nothing,” her husband, Muhammad Iqbal, told the BBC. There are hundreds of so-called “honour killings” in Pakistan each year….

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