British family shot dead in Pakistan

The British family had jetted out to Pakistan for a wedding.

Updated: May 21, 2010, 13:38 PM IST

London: A British family hailing from Lancashire has been shot dead in Pakistan in a suspected honour killing.

According to police, Mohammed Yousaf, his wife Parviaz, and their daughter Tania, from Nelson, Lancashire were killed in a village in Pakistan’s Gujrat District on Thursday morning.

“We were informed that an incident had taken place in Pakistan. We are currently liaising with authorities in Pakistan,” The Telegraph quoted a Lancashire Police spokesman, as saying.

“We have also made contact with family in Nelson regarding the incident,” the spokesman added.

The family, who had lived in the UK for over 30 years, had jetted out to Pakistan for a wedding, believed to be their son’s.

Talking about the incident, Nelson Councillor Mohammed Sakib said: “I know the family well. This incident wasn’t just murder, it was an honour issue.”