Facebook temporarily removes Qandeel Baloch’s official fan page

Published: March 22, 2016
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PHOTO: FANPAGE

PHOTO: FANPAGE

Earlier in the day, much to the dismay of some and delight of others, Facebook temporarily removed social media’s latest fixation Qandeel Baloch’s fan page.

The Facebook page “Qandeel Baloch Official” redirected to the social media website’s home page indicating that her page has been officially taken down. However, it was restored soon.

It remains unclear why the page was removed, but a flurry of user reports may have triggered the action on Facebook’s part.

The move came days after the self-proclaimed model-singer-actor took social media by storm as she vowed to perform a “striptease” if the Pakistan cricket team won against arch rivals India at the Eden Gardens World T20 clash on March 19. “If Pakistan beats India in the match scheduled on March 18, I’ll strip dance for the country and will dedicate the dance to our captain Shahid Afridi,” she had said on her Facebook page.

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It was hard to ignore the statement as social media lit up, with many furious over the Baloch’s ‘indecent’ proposal. She also released a ‘teaser’ on the day of the match.

After Pakistan lost to India with six wickets, the social media star took to Facebook once again. This time a teary-eyed, near-hysterical Baloch said, “You have shamed us again in front of India”, before bursting into moves once again.

Baloch became famous through her tireless self-promotion and selfies posted on social media. She became controversial due to her ‘bold’ videos and had over 400,000 fans on her Facebook page.

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She shot to fame in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting for the camera and asking “How em looking?” went viral. On Valentine’s Day, the social media starlet donned a plunging scarlet dress and posted a message defying the country’s president, who had issued a stern warning against the “Western” holiday.

“They can stop people from going out, but they can’t stop people from loving,” she declared in a Facebook video, going on to branding politicians “idiotic and disgusting”.

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Baloch is derided and feted in equal measure in Pakistan, but the message appeared to tap into the frustrations of many young people tired of being told how to behave.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Adeel
    Mar 22, 2016 - 3:49PM

    your date of Pak India match is incorrect. Recommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Mar 22, 2016 - 3:52PM

    LOL. It is funny to see pakistani and indian men going berserk on the stupidities of this female.Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 22, 2016 - 4:38PM

    In our culture there is freedom of choice ,, i am not against of work and intentions and she is promoting her business by this “SASTI SHUHRAT” its okay

    but BUT BUT

    if she wants to join that business, she should do that on her OWN , not at the cost of defaming Shahid Afridi, Balochs and others…Recommend

  • Yawn
    Mar 22, 2016 - 8:30PM

    She has her 10 minutes of fame. Also its not her boldness that infuriates people but its beghairtee. Though it would all not be an issue if we just stop following whatever trash she peddles.Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    Mar 22, 2016 - 11:09PM

    I would like to read/watch Ansar Abbasi’s “learned” tirade against Qandeel. For the thekedars of public morality in our great land of the pure like him and his ideological soulmate Orya Maqbool Jan, I am sure, this is an “Islam Khatre Main” kind of situation!Recommend

  • Ila
    Mar 23, 2016 - 12:52AM

    @Ali:
    Where was the defamation here?Recommend

  • Reed
    Mar 23, 2016 - 6:59AM

    Go on #QandeelBaloch You Rock!!! You have rocked the Ghairat of the MEN of Purity, you have rocked #Lala’s ideology; you have rocked a pure society. Break apart the divine structure and free the humans of this land, give them a way to do it!!!!
    And remember, We love you for that.Recommend

  • Indian
    Mar 23, 2016 - 8:14AM

    After her challenge, I was hoping India would lose. After 10 consecutive wins, I could have lived with 1 loss. But Baloch’s dance would have more than compensated for it.Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Mar 23, 2016 - 8:15AM

    Is a Muslim woman a communal property of all Muslims? Who are they to tell her what to day?Recommend

  • zakhta
    Mar 23, 2016 - 4:12PM

    She is becoming an icon for our young generation who are now more raised by facebook instead of their parents.Recommend

  • Jeremy Irvine
    Mar 24, 2016 - 3:08AM

    Pakistani young men are crazy for these type of vulgar girls!Recommend

  • Mar 24, 2016 - 10:01AM

    Thats good Recommend

  • Mar 30, 2016 - 11:59PM

    I have heard the page is back again. Is that true friends?Recommend

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