A Pakistani man shot dead his own sisters the day before their weddings because they chose their own husbands.
Nazir Hussaid, 35, from the central Punjab province, shot Kosar and Gulzar Bibi, 22 and 28, in the horrific double honour killing, and is now on the run.
The two women were preparing to marry men they had chosen themselves, senior police officer Mehar Riaz said today.
Hussaid objected to the love matches and had wanted the women to marry someone within the extended family.
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Pakistani human rights activists protest in Islamabad against so-called ‘honour’ killings (Credit: AFP)
‘The brother shot dead both the sisters yesterday and fled the site,’ the officer said, adding that a search was underway.
‘It is a simple case of killing for honour,’ he said.
Father of the family Atta Mohammad told local reporters that Hussain had ‘destroyed everything’.