the young woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Police arrested a Pakistani man after he shot his sister dead on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
The incident happened in the Clifton area of Karachi. According to police, the man killed his sister for “honour”.
The suspect was identified as Hasnain Qamar. He shot 19-year-old Nooral Huda Shah in the head at an apartment block.
Locals heard the gunshot and immediately alerted the police.
Officers arrived at the scene and arrested Qamar. They also seized the gun from his possession.
Meanwhile, Nooral was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
JPMC’s executive director Dr Seemin Jamali said that the young woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Police confirmed that they had arrested the suspect and recovered the weapon used in the crime.
After the completion of medico-legal formalities, the body was handed over to the family.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sheeraz Nazeer said that while in custody, Qamar “confessed to killing his sister for honour”.
During the investigation, the Pakistani man said that he worked for the government, saying that he was a sub-inspector in the Land Department of District Municipal Corporation South.
He said that the weapon he used belonged to his late father, who used to work as a director in the same department.
Qamar told police that his sister used to frequently talk to a man in the neighbourhood and he had “stopped her time and again”.
As a result, the brother and sister would get into frequent arguments.
He went on to say that his younger brother told him on August 8 that their sister was talking to young man again.
When Qamar saw them together, he took out his gun and shot her in anger, killing her instantly.
While Qamar remains in custody, police are investigating the case from every angle.
Honour killings continue to be a prominent issue within Pakistani society.
In one case, two sisters were killed by their cousins for allegedly being out with boys.
Bisma Bibi and Naheed Bibi arrived home on November 4, 2018, to find that their cousins were waiting for them.
A police spokesperson, Jamaldin Wali for Sadiqbad explained how the girls had allegedly returned home after socialising with boys.
The accused murderers lay in wait of the girls, nearby their Sadiqbad home, upon the girls arriving home they were strangled until they died.