ISLAMABAD: Following “no response” from the interior ministry on her application for getting personal security, social media starlet Qandeel Baloch is planning to settle down abroad after Eidul Fitr, citing security threats in the backdrop of her recent scandal with Mufti Abdul Qawi as the reason.
“I know I will not be provided security and I am not feeling secured here so have decided to move abroad with my parents after Eidul Fitr,” Qandeel told The Express Tribune on Monday.
Fauzia Azeem alias Qandeel Baloch had recently taken the internet by storm as she shared a couple of selfies and a video of herself with Mufti Qawi, a former member of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. The self-proclaimed model had also ridiculed the cleric on various TV channels after the release of controversial content.
The ‘Kim Kardashian’ of Pakistan, who frequently posts semi-nude selfies, maintained that after the episode of Mufti Qawi, she has been receiving threatening calls and messages.
Qandeel said she has not received any response from the interior ministry regarding her application in which she had requested personal security in the wake of security threats.
“I have learnt through media that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has confirmed the receiving of my application, saying he is pondering over this issue,” she said.
“Chaudhry Nisar maintained he got an application requesting provision of security from Fauzia Azeem.”
Responding to a question, Qandeel said: “My real name is Fauzia Azeem and I, as an applicant, mentioned my real name along with my pen-name which is Qandeel Baloch in the application which was filed to the interior ministry to get protection.”
Qandeel said she had no idea who shared the copy of her passport on social media with readable content, and requested the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate her case.