British Pakistani Parents Convicted of Murdering Wayward Daughter

Teen wanted to wear Western clothes, dye her hair, and resisted arranged marriage.


LONDON: The parents a British Pakistani girl, Shafilea Ahmed, were found guilty of murdering their eldest daughter for bringing "shame" on the family.

Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, a taxi driver, and his wife Farzana, 49, face imprisonment for life for killing the daughter who wanted the freedom to wear western fashions, dye her long dark hair with a streak of red and choose her own boyfriends. The promising 17-year-old, who dreamt of one day becoming a lawyer, resisted the traditional path set out by her family of an arranged marriage in Pakistan, and paid for her disobedience with her life.