The United States appreciated Pakistan for its legislation against honour killing on Saturday. USA termed it an important step towards ensuring protection of women in Pakistan.
According to John Kirby, Spokesperson of the Department of State of the United States, passing of the bill is an important step towards safeguarding the rights of women.
Kirby said in a press brief that this would encourage female participation in the country and added that it was important to spread social awareness and bring criminals to justice.
Kirby also commented on relations between India and Pakistan saying that both these countries should engage in dialogue over the issue of Kashmir. He also stated that, USA wanted to end tensions between both countries.