Date: September 16, 2008
For Immediate Release
Honour Killings in Pakistan Strongly Condemned
Canadian Govt Should Raise the Issue with Pakistani Govt
The founder of Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, Imam Syed Soharwardy strongly condemns the recent honour killings in Pakistan. According to Imam Soharwardy, in the Pakistani province of Sind, the un-Islamic tradition of honour killing has been practiced by a minority for many years. However, the Pakistani government has done nothing to stop it. This situation has come about because, typically, those involved in killing innocent girls and women in the name of “honour” belong to the ranks of the rich and famous of Pakistan.
Today, a father pleaded on a Pakistani television for his life and his two daughters’ lives. In Sind, a cemetery with more than 100 graves has been discovered. This is a place where women and girls have been buried after they were killed in the name of “honour” by their own family members and landlords.
Islamic Supreme Council of Canada requests that the government of Canada use its influence on the Pakistani government to stop these so-called honour killings and put an end to this victimization of its own citizens.
ISCC requests the Islamic scholars to openly denounce these horrible crimes and speak against these inhumane and un-Islamic traditions in their sermons, especially during the month of Ramadan, the month of mercy and kindness.
For any questions, please call Imam Syed Soharwardy at 403-831-6330