Four women killed for dancing at Pakistani wedding

Jun 04, 2012, 11:12 IST | Agencies

A media report said that four women who were singing and dancing at a wedding had been killed.


Four women, who were sentenced to death by clerics in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provice for singing and dancing at a wedding, have been killed, a media report said. A minister, however, denied this.
Four women and two men had been sentenced to death in Kohistan for singing and dancing at a wedding.
Muhamamd Afzal, brother of one of the convicted men, said that the four women have been killed, Geo News reported.
Clerics ordered their killing following a mobile phone video that showed the six singing and dancing at a remote village in the mountainous district of Kohistan.
There were, however, conflicting reports about the killings.
While Interior Minister Rehman Malik Sunday ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Social Welfare Sattar Ayaz told Geo News that the women were not killed.
Malik said a judicial commission would probe the incident.
Tahir Rehman, an official, said that he has no information about the killing of the four women.

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