Receiving life-threatening calls from Mufti Qawi, claims Qandeel Baloch

Published: June 24, 2016
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Qandeel Baloch with Mufti Abdul Qawi. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Qandeel Baloch with Mufti Abdul Qawi. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

MULTAN: Days after controversial selfies and videos of Qandeel Baloch and Mufti Abdul Qawi went viral, the self-proclaimed model has demanded the government provide her security, claiming she is receiving life threats from the cleric.

“I am getting life threatening phone calls from Mufti Abdul Qawi, my life is constantly in danger and it is the duty of the government to protect my life and to provide me with security,” Qandeel told The Express Tribune.

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“I have decided to file an FIR if the situation persists.”

Following the posts on social media, Mufti Qawi’s membership was suspended from the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, as well as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Talking to The Express Tribune over phone, the social media starlet said she had not apologised with Mufti Qawi.

“I have unveiled a man who was leading the people towards ignorance in the name of Islam,” Qandeel said. “I will continue to unveil this hypocrite face of religious clerics who are defaming our religion and country.”

The ‘Kim Kardashian’ of Pakistan, who frequently posts semi-nude selfies, claimed Mufti Qawi had asked about her choice of cigarette and drink which led her to think that “he would trap her.”

“This is why I took selfies with Mufti Sahab,” she said.

“He also said that you must forget Imran Khan as he is 65 years old and live with me… I am only 50 years old. We will not make public our nuptial agreement.”

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Qawi was widely ridiculed when Qandeel uploaded the pictures earlier this week along with a video of herself with the preacher, wearing his hat and pouting.

In the video which was uploaded on the actor’s Facebook account, Qawi is seen saying he will guide the starlet on religious matters and she had agreed to become his student.

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The 25-year-old model belongs to the tribal area of Shah Sadar Din of District Dera Ghazi Khan in south Punjab, and started her career as a bus hostess.

Her real name is Fouzia Azeem but chose Qandeel Baloch as her pseudonym after stepping into modelling.

She eloped with her boyfriend in 2004 while still in school, and claims to have visited South Africa, Middle East and other western countries.

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Though she is reviled by many and frequently subjected to misogynist abuse online, Qandeel has won praise by a segment of youth for her forthright attitude.

On Valentine’s Day, she donned a plunging scarlet dress and posted a video message defying President Mamnoon Hussain, who had issued a stern warning against the “Western” holiday. The post garnered more than 70,000 ‘likes’.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • London Banker
    Jun 24, 2016 - 6:20PM

    You go Quandeel. We are with you. Muft Quawi should follow the example of Brexit and exit from this situation. We can call it Qexit. Recommend

  • Adnan
    Jun 24, 2016 - 6:46PM

    Qandeel Baloch should be provided state security after these threats !! Recommend

  • a&a
    Jun 24, 2016 - 7:49PM

    The bold and the beautiful….Recommend

  • QB
    Jun 24, 2016 - 7:49PM

    Life changing stunts for QB, way to global fame !! Recommend

  • nadeem
    Jun 24, 2016 - 11:08PM

    She ended a guy’s career in a country that has no rule of law. No wonder there will be consequences. Recommend

  • leela4fun
    Jun 25, 2016 - 12:58AM

    Looks like the Mufti is displaying his ‘peaceful’ teachings.Recommend

  • irfan
    Jun 25, 2016 - 1:43AM

    She will never be respected among society . Recommend

  • Mother
    Jun 25, 2016 - 3:24AM

    Way to go girl. You young women are brave. These leechers, otherwise called maulvis, need to be exposed for what they truly are: a bunch of dirty old men. Recommend

  • NDA
    Jun 25, 2016 - 3:34AM

    The explosive combination- Mullah and showgirl.Recommend

  • Zain - USA
    Jun 25, 2016 - 5:11AM

    They are both fake phonies. The Mufti is a fake, as he had befriended this unknown girl a long time ago, when he was clean shaven, and talking dirty with her. They are both staging an act, to make Religious people look bad. You can see right thru their hypocrisy. While they may be able to fool some simple minded people specially the young and impressionable youth, they can’t fool all the people. Shame on both of them. Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Jun 25, 2016 - 7:11AM

    She has shown to the whole world what lurks underneath the beard and the cap. Recommend

  • Randomstranger
    Jun 25, 2016 - 8:26AM

    @Zain

    Well its not just one “bad apple” among religious people. There are plenty of other examples.

    Oh and what sort of a religion person would leave Pakistan for the US? I mean it does not sense to leave an Islamic country like Pakistan for a country like the US, for a religious person.Recommend

  • King
    Jun 26, 2016 - 6:02AM

    @Randomstranger & Mother
    There are bad apples in every community, every religion, every social group, every field and what not. That doesn’t mean that we should blame the whole group/ community etc. Recommend

  • prabhjyot Singh madan
    Jun 26, 2016 - 7:11AM

    Well done azeemji.Recommend

  • NDA
    Jun 26, 2016 - 6:22PM

    This story is badly beaten as is PTI . Better spare the Mullah and Showgirl for further comments.Recommend

  • k al m
    Jul 16, 2016 - 8:43PM

    She exposed him for his hypocrisy and now she is dead. Where is the justice in that? He was the one pretending to be moral. Moral people don’t call for killing women. If there were justice, honor would demand the hypocrite be punished.Recommend

  • Disgusting
    Jul 16, 2016 - 9:07PM

    Possibility of Qawi motivating her brother to kill her is very much there. She specifically mentioned Qawi’s name for life threatening calls. I feel this man must be included for interrogation and investigation.Recommend

  • NDA
    Jul 16, 2016 - 10:24PM

    She meets her creator. Allah may forgive her. Recommend

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