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Pakistan woman survives shooting after marriage dispute

5 June 2014 

An 18-year old Pakistani woman has survived being shot by her family after she married her neighbour, police say.

Saba Maqsood was allegedly shot by her father, brother and uncle before being thrown into a canal.

She was saved by passers-by in the town of Hafizabad in Punjab province.
It follows the killing of Farzana Parveen by her family in Lahore last week. Hundreds of women and girls are killed by family members in Pakistan each year in disputes over "honour". (...)

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