Two confesses ‘honor killing’ on orders of Jirga

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Two of the accused in Mominabad honor killing case on Monday confessed to killing of the couple from Kohistan for hurting “family honor” on the orders of Jirga.

Accused Ziaul Haq and Ghulam Rasool recorded their confessional statements before the judicial magistrate under article 164 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), in which they said that newly wedded couple was murdered on the orders of Jirga.

Abdul Hadi and Husaini BB were killed in Mominabad area of the city on November 22 after which police arrested nine members of the family.

“On the night of 22 November the Jirga head Miskeen Khan along with his two sons killed the couple after subjecting them to torture,” the accused told and added that next day the Jirga ordered them to secretly bury the dead bodies.

“It was midnight when we dig a place in Qaimkhani graveyard of the city and transported the dead bodies,” they informed, adding accused Abdul Rasheed, Mira and Azam put the dead bodies in a sack.

After recording their statement, the court sent the two to jail.

Abdul Hadi and Hussaini Bibi, who hailed from Kohistan, had married without permission from their family elders a few months earlier. They had rented a house within the jurisdiction of the Mominabad Police Station in November while they hid from their families.

On November 24, residents of the area had spotted blood around the house and reported it to the police. As police began investigating the case, the victims’ bodies were discovered in the Qaimkhani graveyard in Ittehad Town.