PTI suspends Mufti Qawi's party membership over Qandeel Baloch controversy

Published: June 22, 2016
Mufti Abdul Qavi with Qandeel Baloch. SCREEN GRAB

Mufti Abdul Qavi with Qandeel Baloch. SCREEN GRAB

ISLAMABAD: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) suspended on Wednesday Mufti Abdul Qawi’s party membership following his controversial selfies and videos with model Qandeel Baloch emerged on social media.

“PTI has suspended basic membership of Mufti Abdul Qawi,” said a statement issued by the party’s media cell.

Qawi had joined the PTI in 2013 and was appointed as president religious affairs Punjab. He was instrumental in arranging meetings of religious scholars with the party leadership.

Mufti Qawi’s Ruet-e-Hilal Committee membership suspended over Qandeel Baloch video

Qawi was not an active member of the party; however, he joined the 2014’s 126-day sit-in at D-Chowk, party sources told The Express Tribune.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs also suspended Mufti Qawi’s Ruet-e-Hilal Committee membership.

A day earlier, during a Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs JUI-F senator Hafiz Hamdullah took a jibe at the senate member over the video.

Hamdullah quipped Qandeel Baloch should be part of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.  “If we can have Mufti Qavi in the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, I think we can have Qandeel Baloch in this team as well.”

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Jibran
    Jun 23, 2016 - 12:21AM

    That’s his personal act. He is just a member and doesn’t hold any party portfolio. Why is PTI trying to control the personal life and limit the civil liberties of a member?Recommend

  • rehan
    Jun 23, 2016 - 12:33PM

    There are many other top PTI Members that have dubious affairs. But I guess since no one has cot them it remains ok . I do not want to name people but some of the top leadership has many secrets when it comes to women . Recommend

  • Jul 12, 2016 - 9:17AM


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