Zil-e-Huma Usman

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Zil-e-Huma Usman (September 16, 1971 – February 20, 2007) was a Pakistani politician and activist for women's rights.

While serving as the provincial minister for social welfare in Punjab, she was shot and killed on February 20, 2007 in Gujranwala, a city in that province some 200 kilometres south-east of Islamabad, where she had gone to address a political rally. Her assassin, Mohammed Sarwar, was reported to have been motivated by her refusal to abide by the Islamic code of dress and a dislike for the involvement of women in political affairs. The killer had previously been jailed in connection with the killing and mutilation of four prostitutes and told a television channel “I will kill all those women who do not follow the right path, if I am freed again”.[1] On March 20, 2007, Sarwar was sentenced to death.[2] he died in Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore on January 27, 2012.

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  1. ^ Devika Bhat and Zahid Hussain: Female Pakistani minister shot dead for 'breaking Islamic dress code', The Times, February 20, 2007
  2. ^ "Pakistani Judge Sentences Man to Death for Murdering Female Minister". Foxnews.com. 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 

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  • The Australian Pakistani minister killed for refusing to wear veil.
  • APP Zille Huma Usman assassinated.