Man kills daughter in fresh honour-killing incident in Pakistan

Lahore: A father shot dead his 18-year-old daughter in Lahore in the latest incident of honour-killing, on a day when a Pakistani filmmaker won an Oscar for a documentary film on such murders.

The accused, who is now on the run, killed his daughter Komal Bibi yesterday after she failed to tell him where she had been for several hours, police said today.

"It seems to be a case of honour-killing. We have launched search for the killer who ran away after the crime," a police officer said.

Ironically, the killing came when Pakistan was celebrating its second Oscar win when Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary on honour killings in the country won the prestigious award in Los Angles.

Obaid won her second Oscar for "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness", about an honour killing survivor. Honour-killing is a big issue in Pakistan and every year dozens of women are killed.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said last week that there was no honour in honour-killing and promised to take measure to wipeout the practice.

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