Aitzaz Ahsan (centre), a Pakistani politician of the People’s party, who moved a  Bill in parliament against honour killings which has been passed. Photograph: BK Bangash/AP Photo

Pakistan’s parliament has passed a law that stiffens the penalty for convicted “honour” killers and closes a loophole that often allowed them to go fr(...)

Pakistani police escort suspects accused of killing and setting fire to a 16-year-old girl as they arrive at a court in Abbottabad on Thursday. Photograph:   Shakeel Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani police on Thursday arrested 15 members of a tribal council accused of ordering the burning alive of a young girl for helping a couple to elo(...)