Police said 37-year-old Nasreen, a mother of three, a resident of Shamke Bhattian, was found dead by her children and neighbours in a room of her house with her head severed.
The police after being informed of the murder reached the spot.
The forensic experts accompanying the police collected evidences from the crime scene, recorded statements of eyewitnesses and later shifted the body to the city morgue for an autopsy.
Saddar Division Superintendent of Police (SP) Maher Mumtaz said that initial investigations revealed that the woman was killed by her husband Afraheem in the name of honour.
He said the woman worked as a labourer in a factory in Raiwind area but her husband did not like her job and would ask her to quit.
Despite opposition by her husband, Nasreen continued the job, he added.
The SP said quoting the children that the woman was asleep in her house when her husband allegedly attacked her with a chopper after locking the room.
He said after the suspect left the house, the children with the help of some neighbours opened the room and found Nasreen lying dead with her head severed.
He said two police teams had been constituted to arrest the suspect. -DN