British Foreign Secretary shocked and appalled by the death of Farzana Parveen

British Foreign Secretary, William Hague says he is shocked and appalled by the death of Farzana Parveen. He said

I am shocked and appalled by the death of Farzana Parveen, a pregnant Pakistani woman who was murdered by her own family outside a court building in Lahore: both for the appalling manner of her death, and the unspeakable cruelty and injustice of murdering a woman for exercising her basic right to choose who to love and marry.

There is absolutely no honour in honour killings and I urge the Government of Pakistan to do all in its power to eradicate this barbaric practice .

I call on the Pakistani authorities to investigate this atrocious murder fully and bring those responsible to justice. And I hope this will spark a wider debate about how to confront and end the intolerable culture of violence against women in many parts of the world.

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