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Four women killed for dancing at Pakistani wedding

world Updated: Jun 04, 2012 12:07 IST

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Four women, who were sentenced to death by clerics in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provice for singing and dancing at a wedding, have been killed, a media report said. A minister, however, denied this.

Four women and two men had been sentenced to death in Kohistan for singing and dancing at a wedding.

Muhamamd Afzal, brother of one of the convicted men, said that four women have been done to death, Geo News reported.

Clerics ordered their killing following a mobile phone video that showed the six singing and dancing at a remote village in the mountainous district of Kohistan.

There were, however, conflicting reports about the killings.

While interior minister Rehman Malik Sunday ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for social welfare Sattar Ayaz told Geo News that the women were not killed.

Malik said a judicial commission would probe the incident.

Tahir Rehman, an official, said that he has no information about the killing of the four women.