Qandeel Baloch issued summons, legal notice  

Published: June 28, 2016
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Qandeel Baloch. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Qandeel Baloch. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

DERA GHAZI KHAN/MULTAN: Senior Civil Judge Khursheed Ahmad on Monday summoned model Qandeel Baloch to court at a hearing on July 13, on a petition filed by a lawyer.

Advocate Shahbaz Ali Khan Gurmani, the petitioner, said that Qandeel Baloch had brought ‘shame’ to the Baloch race by adopting the surname. He said that she had no ties to the Baloch race.

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Separately, Gadai union council vice chairman Fayyaz Khan Leghari of Dera Ghazi Khan sent model Qandeel Baloch a legal notice on Monday demanding that she apologise for ‘bringing shame’ to the Baloch race, stop using Baloch as her surname and pay him Rs50 million. “Otherwise, strict action will be taken against you”, says the legal notice (a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune).

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The notice says that Qandeel Baloch’s legal name was Fauzia Azeem. It alleges that she has been working along a certain ‘agenda’ and is not of Baloch ethnicity. It says that she hails from the Marha Shaikh family, which is not a Baloch tribe. Leghari has demanded a formal apology from the model within seven days. He has also requested the federal Shariah court, the Islamic Ideological Council and the federal government to look into the matter.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Haji Atiya
    Jun 28, 2016 - 10:42AM

    As far as idiotic lawsuits go, this one takes the cake ! Just because one goes by a surname, or in this case, trade or stage name bearing the same spelling of a particular province, language or people, does not mean one is legally bound to maintain a certain code of conduct to avoid tarnishing the image of the said groupings ! If that were the case, one could find numerous examples to invoke that fallacious argument. Looks like this advocate is having a slow day..Recommend

  • Bizenjo Baloch
    Jun 29, 2016 - 3:31AM

    We have bigger problems than going after Qandeel Baloch. Honestly when people talk about her real name or how she has disgraced Baloch, it makes me sick! How weak or freaking culture or identity is that it gets destroyed by an individual? We really need to chill and stop acting as the cultural patrol and mind our own businesses, we don’t own her or anyone for that matter, what she does, is her choice. Calm down Balochistan, I wish we were this passionate about educating our children or voicing against those people who are killing women for so-called ‘honour killing’. We have to get our priorities straight Recommend

  • FBI Agent
    Jun 29, 2016 - 8:19PM

    Qandeel Baloch looks like a RAW agent.Recommend

  • FBI Agent
    Jun 29, 2016 - 8:19PM

    Qandeel Baloch looks like a RAW agent.Recommend

  • Malik Saab
    Jun 29, 2016 - 8:47PM

    Could someone explain that what is meant by Baloch race?. I think it is Ethnicity only. I have found full Black Balochs in Lyari and brown Balochs as well. So how they form one Peculiar Baloch race?.

    Secondly Dera Ghazi Khan region in the Punjab region is known for the Baloch tribes. Miss Qandeel belong from this region. Punjabis do not live in that region where she was born. The region where her address is mentioned as the birthplace is infact full of Baloch and so called Seraikis.
    Also many people do not write their tribes and caste in Passport. This does not mean that they do not belong from that tribe or cast.
    I think she will easily prove that she is a Baloch. Recommend

  • hoshiar singh gill
    Jun 30, 2016 - 12:28AM

    It was once Meera followed by Veena Malik now comes Qandeel Baloch.Are these people really worth taking notice of in such a blown out of proportion manner!Recommend

  • Osaid
    Jun 30, 2016 - 9:20AM

    Sad day for lawyers. Republic of Sierra Leone should also look into such lawsuits :)Recommend

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