In an unusual case in Britain recently, the husband of a young lady of Pakistani background was killed because he wasn't the husband hand-picked for her by her family. The murder was sentenced to life in prison.
The Telegraph article provides a story behind the story, though, that's worth reading for its description of life for some female members of Pakistani immigrant families in Britain:
Tom Bayliss, prosecuting, had told the court that Yasmin Khan was one of six children born to Pakistani parents living in Halifax.Positively medieval.
She attended a local school until the age of nine when she was taken by her mother to Pakistan.
Mother and daughter moved in with Miss Khan's uncle, Rehmat Khan, and her brother, Arza.
When Mrs Khan returned to Britain her daughter spent her days doing housework. She was not placed in education again for three years.
At the age of 15 she was allowed to return to Britain, with the caveat that she would later return to Pakistan to marry one of her nephews.
Back in Yorkshire, she tried to regain control of her life, finding a job as a receptionist and studying for A Levels at Calderdale College.
Her family disapproved of her behaviour and she was sometimes beaten.
In 2002 she was taken back to Pakistan and told she would only return to Britain "when you start behaving yourself".
Arza Khan was violent towards her and in response to this she took an overdose.
While in Pakistan she met and fell in love with Mr Mehmood. She flew back to Britain and lived for a time away from her family in both Edinburgh and Cardiff.
During this period Arza Khan made telephone calls in which he threatened to kill her.
Miss Khan and her chosen lover were secretly married in Pakistan in October 2004.
However, she became homesick and once again flew home to Britain. He followed, and lived at a secret address in Halifax. It was from this house that he was taken away and executed on February 11 last year.