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Pakistan court postpones hearing in UK woman's murder case

  • A local journalist shows the picture of slain British women Samia Shahid on a cell phone at his grocery store in Dina near Jhelum, in eastern Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Pakistani police are recommending that the ex-husband and the father of a British woman who was killed while on a family visit to Pakistan be tried on rape and murder charges according to a report shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    A local journalist shows the picture of slain British women Samia Shahid on a cell phone at his grocery store in Dina near Jhelum, in eastern Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Pakistani police are recommending that the ex-husband and the father of a British woman who was killed while on a family visit to Pakistan be tried on rape and murder charges according to a report shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 photo, Pakistani police officers escort the detained father, second left face covered, and husband, right face covered, of slain British women Samia Shahid, to appear in court in Jhelum, in eastern Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Pakistani police are recommending that the ex-husband and the father of a British woman who was killed while on a family visit to Pakistan be tried on rape and murder charges according to a report shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Malik Fida Hussain)

    In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 photo, Pakistani police officers escort the detained father, second left face covered, and husband, right face covered, of slain British women Samia Shahid, to appear in court in Jhelum, in eastern Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Pakistani police are recommending that the ex-husband and the father of a British woman who was killed while on a family visit to Pakistan be tried on rape and murder charges according to a report shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Malik Fida Hussain)  (The Associated Press)

  • The closed house of the family of slain British women Samia Shahid, is seen in Pandori village near Jhelum, in eastern Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Pakistani police are recommending that the ex-husband and the father of a British woman who was killed while on a family visit to Pakistan be tried on rape and murder charges according to a report shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Tuesday. The report which followed a weeks-long police inquiry, describes the killing of 28-year-old Samia Shahid as a 'premeditated, cold-blooded murder." (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    The closed house of the family of slain British women Samia Shahid, is seen in Pandori village near Jhelum, in eastern Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Pakistani police are recommending that the ex-husband and the father of a British woman who was killed while on a family visit to Pakistan be tried on rape and murder charges according to a report shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Tuesday. The report which followed a weeks-long police inquiry, describes the killing of 28-year-old Samia Shahid as a 'premeditated, cold-blooded murder." (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)  (The Associated Press)

A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has postponed the hearing of the ex-husband and the father of a British woman who was murdered while on a family visit to Pakistan.

Mohammad Arif says the two were to appear on Thursday before the court in the city of Jhelum but the judge postponed the hearing until Saturday. The case is suspected to be the latest reported incident of so-called "honor killings."

The police have said the killing of 28-year-old Samia Shahid was a "premeditated, cold-blooded murder" and a government-ordered police inquiry has recommended that her ex-husband and her father be tried on charges of rape and murder.

Shahid was buried in July in eastern Pakistan after her family declared she had died of a heart attack.