A BRADFORD MP has written a passionate letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan in a bid to ensure justice is done for the alleged victim of an “honour killing”.

Samia Shahid, 28, from Oak Lane, Manningham, died in Pakistan in July 2016 after travelling to visit her father, whom she had been told was seriously ill.

Pakistan Police launched a murder investigation, after it was originally suggested Ms Shahid had died of natural causes.

However, her husband, Syed Mukhtar Kazam, says she was murdered in an honour killing, because of her marriage to him.

Her family has strongly denied any involvement in her death.

Shortly after the 28-year-old’s death, it emerged that Ms Shahid was found with a bruise, measuring 19 centimetres in length, on her neck – even though the original report from a post-mortem examination indicated there were no physical marks on her.

Ms Shahid married Mr Kazam in Leeds in September 2014 after she left her first husband, a cousin from Pakistan, who was initially granted “pre-arrest bail” in 2016 and offered himself to police for interview before he was accused of her


Ms Shahid’s father, Chaudhry Muhammad Shahid, was held as a suspected accessory to murder but released on bail.

He died in January 2018 in Pakistan.

According to Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West, Ms Shahid’s first husband has now been granted bail in Pakistan, a step she is keen to get some clarity on from high-ranking officials in the country where the trial may take place.

She has been fighting for justice in the case for the last two years and has previously described photographs she saw of Ms Shahid’s neck as “deeply disturbing”.

The MP has now written to Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, in a bid to ensure justice is done.

She told the Telegraph & Argus: “Her ex-husband was given bail and I have written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

“I’m interested in justice being served.

“I’m concerned about justice and this issue not being given the seriousness it needs.

“The ex-husband is innocent until proven guilty, but if he is no longer in custody and there’s no trial, ultimately there’s no justice.”