- Pakistan's parliament on Thursday unanimously passed a law against honor killing. The vote in both the skilled and the lower house was broadcast live on television.
With the new legislation, a loophole is closed in the old law. Which made it possible for a murderer to go free as the accepted this family of the victim.
The issue received attention this summer after the murder Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani who gained fame on social media. She was murdered by her brother because she would have dishonored the name of the family.