Aug 12 2010
HONOR KILLING BLOODBATH – parents shot dead for refusing to allow two daughters to marry their cousins
PAKISTAN – A British couple , Gul Wazir and his wife Niaz Begum, were eating breakfast when three men burst in and carried out the bloody ‘revenge’ attack.
It has emerged that the row erupted when the taxi driver was asked by his Pakistan-based brother Noor if he would allow his daughters to marry his sons Awal Zamir and Rehman, who is believed to be one of the gunmen. But the daughters – who had stayed at home in Alum Rock, Birmingham – refused the proposals.
The aborted marriage was discussed in a grand jirga, or assembly of the village, which ended with an order for the Wazirs to pay the equivalent of £18,800 to their nephew in compensation.
But although both parties agreed with the decision, two days later, Rehman allegedly shot his uncle and aunt at the house they were staying at. Today family friend Hassan Ahmed said Mr Wazir refused the offer because his daughters were worried about the language barrier and cultural differences.
Mr Wazir thought the matter was closed but on Friday three men sprayed bullets at the couple as they chatted over breakfast, Mr Ahmed said. Their son was forced to run for his life after finding his parents dead.
‘I think the family are after justice now. Their mum and dad have been murdered in cold blood for no real sensible reason and it is very important that the British Government put pressure on the Pakistani police and government to do something about it.’UK DAILY MAIL