A Pakistani policeman in Lahore allegedly shot dead his sister for wearing jeans, officials said on Saturday.

Constable Asad Ali was unhappy with his sister Najma Bibi, 22, for wearing what he considered were “men’s clothes”, especially jeans.

The siblings often quarrelled over the issue and Ali allegedly shot and killed his sister on Friday.

A few days earlier, Ali had warned his sister that he would kill her if she did not stop wearing jeans and trousers.

Subsequently, Najma filed a complaint against her brother at the police station in the residential neighbourhood of Shahdara and sought protection.

However, the police took no action against Ali.

According to the First Information Report filed after the crime, Ali followed Najma when she left the house on Friday and allegedly fired at her near Shahdara Morr, killing her instantly.

Ali managed to escape and police are conducting raids to catch him, officials said.

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