May 30, 2014

Pakistan: A Country of Dead Women

Rafia Zakaria, Dawn

The Associated Press

Farzana Parveen was dead long before she was actually killed. She died when she imagined herself, a Pakistani woman, as a full person capable of making her own decisions, choosing the man she would marry.

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