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In Pakistan Murders in the name of honour are prevalent, mostly
in rural areas however some incidence are reported in urban cities of Pakistan.
Named differently according to region, Karo kari in Sindh, kala kali in Punjab,
siyakari in Balochistan, and tor tora in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. according to a
survey (Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust 2011) Pakistan is number three in the
world most dangerous countries for women. In Sindh this is a deep rooted custom, normally its not considered as murder,
and murderers are backed by their families,in the practice of karo
kari which is believe to wash off family dishonour, practiced largly in  tribal areas of  Kashmore, Khairpur, Shikarpur, sukkur, Ghotki
and  Jacobabad..

Although it’s a gender neutral killing but often women are
killed in While men often escape death by running away or
persuading the woman’s relatives to accept cash, land, or a woman from their
own clan in marriage, women suspects rarely have such alternatives. In most
cases, the family of the accused woman does not seek any concrete evidence of
adultery. A man can kill a woman on the basis of rumors of her talking to,
walking, smiling at or sitting next to a man other than her husband and
immediate male family members, quite apart from sleeping with another man. Even
educated families with a certain degree of socio-cultural awareness do not
speak out against this custom. Some sacrifice the woman concerned only to
preserve their honor, while others do it because they are forced by social

In sindhi culture woman is considered as a property of man, woman
are  considered inferior to man and
symbol of family respect and she cant marry a man of her choice most of the
time father decide for her daughters marriage , when she commit adultery,
divorce demand, rape victim, If a girl is raped she is assumed to be a reason
of shame for family, and she is killed to sustain family honour. Many cases are
reported for honour killing where agricultural lands are main resource of
income. So many people plot karo kari like an industry. Another reason can be
using the right of khula.

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Exact statistics is unknown due to under-reporting of such
inciden because most of the time they hide it . according to Human Rights
Commission of Pakistan 2012, every year 1000 women and girls are killed in
Pakistan. According to Research and Development for Human Resource for the year
2011 in 2012, 605 women and 115 men were murdered in the name of karo kari. According
to official data published by Pakistani senate in 2004, the highest number of
reported karo kari cases were in Punjab, then in Sindh, then in North_West
Frontier Province and then in South_western Province of Baluchistan.  In sindh Jacobabad is leading in honour
killings around 55 to 60 cases a month(Nafeesa shah, 1998).

In islam killing is not allowed in any way, karo kari is
unislamic practice. If we go back and try to find out the root of honour
killing  in India it may evolved from
custom of sati. According to the custom of satti when a man died woman burn
herself with her husband. During British rule in India Sir Charles James Napier
ban this practice and made a law of punishment. But still that custom was
continued.  Sir Charles james napier
arrived in sindh in 1848 and he banned karo kari in Sindh  as well.  Sindhi culture is not inclined to violence
against woman, They were more focused to their land expansion, wealth.  Now question is how it became a custom of
sindhi culture. It is assumed that its came from baloch tribal areas as they
have intense attitude toward woman. Because of more empowerning resources and good
supply of water in Sindh baloch people started to come to sindh, as soon as
Baloch people moved to sindh cultural changes occurred. And karo kari custom
penetrated in sindhi culture, and today in sindh leading honour killing occurs
in Jacobabad which is highly populated baloch city.

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