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Honour killing is not an alien concept for Pakistanis. However, the concept of these murderers getting prosecuted was for sure an unfamiliar one to us.

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The case of social media sensation Qandeel Baloch (late) is a classic example of how a patriarchal society gives rise to evils like misogyny which further result in horrors like honour killing.

Qandeel was strangled to death at 26 by her brother Waseem for posting sensationl content on social media and gaining immense popularity for it.

After Qandeel’s murder, she was celebrated by many like a hero, however she had not been appreciated like that when she was alive.

In a media conference organised by police in 2016, her brother Waseem admitted to his actions. And the good news is that, today, a court in the eastern city of Multan found Muhammad Waseem guilty of the murder and sentenced him to imprisonment for 25 years.

Although it is late and many think 25 years of imprisonment is too less, however this news is being celebrated all over social media because at least some justice is served.

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However, Waseem’s lawyer has said that he would file an appeal against the verdict.

Let’s see if the court reconsiders its verdict in the future.

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