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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/...ily-barred-forgiving-son-160719070429308.htmlPakistan: Qandeel Baloch's family cannot 'forgive' son
The practice of "forgiving" allows many honour killings to go unpunished in Pakistan.
Pakistani authorities barred the family of murdered social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch from legally "forgiving" their son, who is accused of strangling his sister, sources said.
A police source told the Reuters news agency on Monday that the government in Punjab, in a rare decision, has barred the family from forgiving their son after he confessed to murdering 26-year-old Baloch on Friday.
"It was done on the instructions of the government. But it happens rarely," a Punjab police official told Reuters.
The practice of "forgiving" is a common legal loophole that sees many honour killings go unpunished in Pakistan.