The bill, which failed to gain traction when it was first introduced in March, passed unanimously in both houses of parliament on Thursday. "A vicious circle has now come to an end," Senator Farhatullah Babar told CNN. Now, a killer will face a minimum sentence of 25 years in jail, Babar said. "No murderer will be able to walk away free even if his parents or family members forgive him for killing his sister, wife or mother in the name of 'honor.'"
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