Published On: Tue, Oct 31st, 2017

According to Police Qandeel Baloch killed at House of Mufti Qavi’s Friend

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Qandeel BalochIt is being said by the police that Qandeel Baloch was murdered at the house of Mufti Abdul Qavi’s close friend. The authenticity of this update is not confirmed though. The Qandeel Baloch Murder Case has become very active after one year with no progress.

Qandeel Baloch’s father asked the courts to put Mufti Qavi’s name in the case and blames him for the murder of her daughter.

Muft Qavi and Qandeel Baloch “selfie” pictures last year sparked great controversy which eventually led to murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch.

During a hearing of the murder case at the Multan district and sessions court, the investigation officer sought time to submit the charge-sheet. Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan gave him until November 20 for submitting the final charge-sheet.

Brother of Qandeel Baloch was also present at the hearing, who confessed to the murder of her sister last year. Azeem, father of Qandeel Baloch was also present in the hearing.

Qavi was arrested last week after a court rejected an extension to his pre-arrest bail. The police declared Qavi as a suspect in the case at the request of Azeem.

Qavi was presented in the court of a local judicial magistrate where he maintained his innocence. He informed the magistrate that he had done nothing illegal.

Polygraph tests of Qavi’s are also done, and it is expected that the further action would be taken after the results of the polygraph tests.

Basit, a taxi driver and Aslam Shaheen, another brother of Qandeel Baloch are accused in the case. However, they are on the bail.

Qandeel Baloch’s brother Waseem murdered her in the name of honor last year in July. Baloch is one of the many women who are murdered in the name of honor. This brutality needs to stop and court should make a strong decision in Qandeel Baloch murder case and set a precedent in honor killing cases.

With additional input from APP

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- Junaid Ashraf has a Master of Philosophy degree in government and public policy. He has international publications through Taylor & Francis, a leading British publishing body. He regularly write columns for newspapers. His interests include international political economy, geopolitics and good governance. He writes for Asia Times.