Jirga orders killing of woman -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Jirga orders killing of woman

DADU, Sept 8: A jirga in Sehwan has ordered the killing of a woman allegedly involved in karo-kari.

The jirga, presided over by a local on Monday, also asked an alleged paramour of the woman to pay Rs400,000 as fine to her husband.

However, the woman has escaped from her village to save her life.

The jirga declared that Qurban Rind, a youth, and Wazeeran, wife of Sobho Khan Rind, of Jalib Rind village in Sehwan, had been found guilty of developing illicit relations.

Hyderabad DIG Sanaullah Abbasi told Dawn he had asked DPOs of Jamshoro and Dadu to provide security to the woman and take action against the jirga members.

However, the Jirga head denied that he had ordered the killing of the woman.

He said he held a meeting to decide a dispute involving karo-kari between two groups of his tribe.

He said he decided that Wazeeran would be divorced and Qurban would pay the fine.
Source: Dawn
Date:9/9/2008