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Pak CJI slams ‘unlawful’ killing of women over adultery charges


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Qazi Faez Isa said on Saturday women in the country were killed in the name of honour without fulfilling the Islamic condition of producing four witnesses in cases of adultery.
Speaking at a conference here on ‘Access to Justice for All,’ the Chief Justice said that the constitution mandates women’s representation across all sectors.
He lamented a disregard for social history within the Muslim community and condemned the misuse of honour killings in the name of dignity. He said according to Islamic teachings, “the condition of four witnesses is necessary (to prove the act of adultery).”
He also said that accusing a woman of adultery is called a ‘Qazf’ and is punishable in Islam and under laws in Pakistan. “Accusing or desecrating a woman is punishable by 80 lashes in the Quran,” he said, adding he had not heard anyone punished for wrongly accusing a woman of adultery.

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