February 21, 2022
Pakistan has the highest number of documented and estimated cases of honour killings in the world. Muhammad Waseem’s recent acquittal for the murder of his sister, Qandeel Baloch, makes this topic increasingly important. This talk aims to raise awareness about honour killings and will explore ways to mitigate and reduce such crimes in the country. The panelists will also discuss the way forward by providing insights on the applicable law and legal developments in the area.
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Facebook Live
Hosted in collaboration with the Centre for Business and Society (CBS) at LUMS and the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne, the session will be moderated by Ms. Sahar Zareen Bandial.
Join us for this interesting conversation!
About the Panelists
Ms. Sahar Zareen Bandial
Ms. Bandial practices in the areas of constitutional, civil, banking, service, company and family law and provides advisory and consultancy services to various private and public sector entities.
Dr. Alnoor Bhimani
Dr. Bhimani is a Professor of Management Accounting, and the Founding Director of ‘LSE Entrepreneurship’ at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has also headed the Department of Accounting at LSE during his 30 years’ service at the institution.
Dr. Nafisa Shah
Dr. Shah is an academic, writer, artist, and accidental politician. She has a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford. She is presently serving her second term as Member of the National Assembly from the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian platform.
Dr. Nadeem Malik
Dr. Malik teaches in the Development Studies and Anthropology programme at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He served as the Director of Development Studies program from 2009-2014 and is a current Director of Research, Development Studies and Anthropology.
Dr. Matthew Nelson
Dr. Nelson teaches at the Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the comparative and international politics of South Asia (as well as Southeast Asia and the Middle East), with particular reference to Islam, law, and democracy.
Ms. Neha Gauhar
Ms. Gauhar is a PhD candidate at the Van Vollenhoven Institute, Leiden University. Her research focuses on the customary justice system in Pakistan and its interaction with the state justice system.
Mr. Sohail Warraich
Mr. Warraich is a freelance researcher, writer, trainer and a human rights activist. He has been working for over 25 years on law and policy reform relating to personal status laws and issues of violence against women, analyzing interrelationship between the principles of law and realities of people’s lives.
Ms. Neelam Hussain
Ms. Hussain read English Literature at the universities of Punjab, Leeds and Sussex and taught English at Kinnaird College for over 22 years. She left Kinnaird in 1995 for Simorgh Women’s Research and Publication Centre as editor, writer and translator.