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15/01/16  ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Pakistan would eradicate "evil" honour killings as he congratulated director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on her Oscar nomination for a harrowing documentary on the practice.

"A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness", which follows the story of a rare survivor, was nominated in the documentary short category of the Academy Awards on Thursday.

Hundreds of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan each year on the grounds of defending family "honour".

Their male murderers are then "pardoned" by relatives under blood money laws that allow murderers to escape punishment.
 
     
 
 

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