WASHINGTON, April 21 (APP): The government of Pakistan and
its people are determined to tackle the deplorable practice of “honor killing” which has no religious or cultural motivation, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani said at the
screening of a documentary that has won Oscar award this year.

The Heritage Foundation organized the screening of
a Pakistani documentary ‘A Girl in the River: the price of forgiveness,’ by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy who has become an iconic figure both in Pakistan and abroad.

The documentary has highlights the issue of ‘honor
killing,’ a social evil whose roots in South Asia can be traced back to centuries ago. The movie sheds light on gaps in the legal systems that need to be plugged to end this menacing practice.