Hague 'appalled' at Pakistan killing

The Government has condemned the killing of a pregnant woman by her own family in Pakistan.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was "shocked and appalled" at the stoning to death of Farzana Parveen, whose family were in opposition to her choice of husband.

William Hague
William Hague called for a wider debate about how to confront and end the "culture of violence against women in many parts of the world". Credit: PA

Police said nearly 20 members of her family attacked her in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers, in front of the high court of Lahore.

Mr Hague said there is "absolutely no honour in honour killings" and called on the Pakistani authorities to "investigate this atrocious murder fully and bring those responsible to justice".

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Relatives arrested after woman stoned to death in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan have arrested at least four relatives of a pregnant woman who was stoned to death for marrying a man her parents did not approve of, ITV News has been told. William Hague said he was "appalled" by the killing of Farzana Parveen.