** Saba Maqsood, 19, was attacked by her father, uncle, brother and aunt
** She was dumped in the river, struggle to the canal bank where she was helped
** This news comes just a week after a broad daylight honour killing in
A teenager survived being shot twice and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police in
Saba Maqsood was attacked by her father, uncle, brother and aunt before she was tossed into the canal, said Ali Akbar, a spokesman for police in Hafizabad,
It comes just a week-and-a-half after the broad daylight 'honour killing' of another woman in a city centre drew worldwide condemnation.
About every 90 minutes, an honor killing unfolds somewhere in the world, usually in a Muslim country.
has more than 1,000 a year, and the killers often go unpunished. Pakistan
has married her neighbour Muhammad Qaiser for love five days ago against the
wishes of her family. She was shot twice for this and thrown to the canal
after putting her in a sack, presuming that she was dead.'
Ms Maqsood was badly wounded and few minutes in the water she regained consciousness and struggled to the bank, where passers-by helped her.
Last month a Pakistani woman called Farzana Iqbal was attacked and killed by suspected family members because she had married the man she loved.
Death before dishonor: Police collect evidence near the body of Farzana Iqbal, who was stoned to death by her relatives in another suspected honor killing near the Lahore High Court building in Lahore on May 27
The case drew intense global attention, including condemnation from the United Nations, in part because it the killing was so brazen. It happened in the centre of the city of
cultural capital. Pakistan
But many other incidents remain unreported. In 2013, 869 such cases were reported in the media, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, but the true figure is believed to be higher.