Karo Kari TorTora, Siyahkari, Kala Kali (“There is no ‘honour’ in killing” National Seminar Report)

During the course of activities initiated by Shirkat Gah under its “Women, Law and Status Programme” involving community based organisations in Sindh, various incidents of a cruel custom came to surface due to which the lives of countless women and girls are sacrificed. Further investigation revealed that the roots of this custom, known as karo kari, are deeply entrenched and that motives behind murders taking place in its name are also surprisingly varied. Shirkat Gah thus initiated broad based and systematic research concerning this issue in the three provinces - Punjab, NWFP and Sindh. For sharing research findings and for initiating discussion on problems encountered during the field experience, Shirkat Gah organized a seminar on 25th November 2001. This publication is the proceedings of the seminar.

Malick, Nabila, Ishrat Saleem and Insha Hamdani
Publisher and location: 
Shirkat Gah and Women Living Under Muslim Laws: Lahore, PK