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Surviving an honour killing – BBC News

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The murder of a young pregnant woman in Pakistan by her family earlier this year, pushed the issue of “honour killings” into the spotlight.

She was beaten to death for marrying without their consent – just one of 900 such killings last year.

Human rights groups say convictions are rare and stories of survival are almost non-existent.

But the BBC’s Amber Shamsi found one young woman who lived to tell her story.

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