Qandeel Baloch Can Finally Rest In Peace As Her Murderer Gets 25 Years In Prison

Qandeel Baloch murder

The trial of the murder of Qandeel Baloch, that continued for more than three years has finally concluded.


Qandeel Baloch, social media star and model, was murdered by her brother, Muhammad Wasim on July 15, 2016 in the name of bringing dishonor to the family through her work.

Qandeel’s brother Wasim confessed to drugging and strangling his sister.

He confessed in a press conference saying he had no remorse over what he did.

Judgment in Qandeel Baloch murder case

The prime suspect, Muhammad Wasim was given 25 years in prison by Multan court on 27 September.

But the Multan court has acquitted all the other men charged in connection with the murder, including religious scholar, Mufti Abdul Qavi.

The court reserved its judgment on 26 September after the completion of arguments by the lawyers of both sides.

Qandeel’s parents forgave their son in August 2019 but the court rejected their affidavit.

Is Mufti Abdul Qavi somehow related to the murder of Qandeel Baloch?

Weeks before her death, Qandeel met a religious cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi. Her selfies with Mufti Qavi went viral on social media, after which his membership of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and the National Ulema Mushaikh Council was suspended.

After her murder, many fingers were pointed at Abdul Qavi as Qandeel’s father mentioned his name in the FIR.

New legislation in honor killing cases

Qandeel’s murder ignited fierce outrage over the prevalence of honor killing in Pakistan and led to changes in the law.

Three months after Baloch’s murder, parliament passed a new legislation mandating life imprisonment for honor killings.

Pakistanis feel bittersweet regarding the judgment…

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