PESHAWAR: A newly-wed couple was killed in the name of honour in Chamkani area of Peshawar on Wednesday, police said.

According to police, the incident happened in Choba Gujar area of Chamkani where 25-year-old Habibullah had entered marriage with 21-year-old Uzma on June 20. The couple was living in a rented house in Choba Gujar area. On Wednesday, the father of the girl allegedly shot dead his daughter and son-in-law in the name of honour.

Gulab Sher, brother of the deceased man, told police that his brother had entered marriage with the girl according to their own free will. He said the girl’s family was not in favour of the marriage and they killed the couple.

According to report filed with Chamkani Police Station, the couple was killed by the girl’s father and brother. Police have initiated investigation into the incident.

According to a report of the Ministry of Interior and National Police Bureau, 1,548 people were killed for honour during June 2014-18. The campaigners against honour killings also face very tough time and threats.

2 ANP activists arrested in South Waziristan

WANA: South Waziristan Police on Thursday raided an office of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Wana sub-division and arrested two party activists over alleged violation of Section 144.

The arrested ANP activists include district general secretary Yasin Khan and tehsil Shakai president Amir Hamza. Taj Wazir, the ANP candidate from South Waziristan, said police was making the life of political parties difficult on the pretext of Section 144. He alleged that all the political parties, except the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), are being pushed to the wall. He expressed disappointment over the silence of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over the issue.

Opposition parties in merged tribal districts are accusing the ruling PTI of violating the code of conduct since the announcement of the polls schedule. They are regularly demanding the Election Commission to take notice of the matter. The electoral body has moved and also sent notices to some PTI leaders in this regard.

Elections on 16 general seats of merged tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are scheduled to be held on July 20 for which preparations are underway in full swing.

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