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Qandeel Baloch Murder Case: Her brother sentenced for life, Mufti Qavi and others acquitted

Qandeel Baloch’s brother Mohammad Waseem has been sentenced for life imprisonment for murdering her by the model court in Multan on Friday. He was the prime suspect in the Qandeel Baloch murder case.

The other suspects who were nominated in the murder case, including cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi, her other brother Aslam Shaheen, Haq Nawaz, Abdul Basit, and Mohammad Zafar Hussain have been acquitted by the court.

As per the detailed verdict for the case, the prosecution added “successfully proved its case beyond shadow of reasonable doubt through cogent, convincing and inspiring evidence against the accused for committing qatl-i-amd (wilful murder) of his sister Fouzia Ameen alias Qandeel Balouch in shape of proving his presence at the place of occurrence, in shape of judicial confession corroborated with positive results of his DNA.”

“So he is held guilty of committing qatl-i-amd of his sister,” the verdict further stated.

In 2016, the social media sensation Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death at her home in Punjab by her brother Waseem.

Read More : Court rejects request by Qandeel Baloch’s parents to pardon her killers

Her father Muhammad Azeem Baloch had lodged a murder case against his son Waseem, accomplices Haq Nawaz and others. An affidavit submitted by the parents in 2016 also named two of other sons, Aslam Shaheen and Arif.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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