Qandeel Baloch strangled to death by brother in suspected honour killing

Published: July 16, 2016
Qandeel Baloch. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Qandeel Baloch. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

MULTAN: Internet sensation Qandeel Baloch was murdered by her brother in Multan on Saturday.

“Qandeel was killed by her brother over honour in Green Town area,” the area’s Regional Police Officer Sultan Azam told The Express Tribune. “It appears that she was strangled to death.”

The 25-year-old social media starlet’s parents, who have been taken into custody, confirmed she was strangled to death last night.

“Wasim, 30, killed her last night following an argument,” her parents said. He was arrested by Multan police Saturday night.

Her parents arrived at the Nishtar Hospital and collected her body on Sunday morning.

Her body will be transferred to Dera Ghazi Khan for the funeral.

Qandeel’s father Azeem said his daughter was brave and he would not forget or forgive her brutal murder.

“The brother was also there last night and the family told us he strangled her to death,” Azhar Akram, City Police Officer (CPO) Multan told AFP, confirming that officials suspected an honour killing.

Qandeel Baloch’s ex-husband comes forward with startling claims

Regarding security measures, the CPO said police had not received a written request from the model to provide her security.

Meanwhile, Mufti Abdul Qawi, a former member of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, has been nominated in an FIR regarding Qandeel’s murder.

Fauzia Azeem alias Qandeel Baloch recently taken the internet by storm as she shared a couple of selfies and a video of herself with Mufti Qawi. The self-proclaimed model had also ridiculed the cleric on various TV channels after the release of controversial content.

She had fled to Multan but not disclosed her location due to security threats, the official added.

“Qandeel’s brothers had asked her to quit modelling,” family sources said.

Her brother had been threatening her about uploading pictures and videos on social media, he added.

A screengrab of Qandeel’s brother Wasim, who is now on the run.

Following the Mufti Qawi ‘scandal’, the internet sensation had claimed she was receiving death threats and had officially sought security.

However, following “no response” from the interior ministry on her application for getting personal security, she planned to settle down abroad after Eidul Fitr.

“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 had told The Express Tribune.

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

FIR lodged

Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) under Section 302/109 of the Pakistan Penal Code at Muzaffarabad police station against Qandeel’s brother Wasim after the model’s father nominated him in the case.

According to police, they have not ruled out involvement of five other brothers and six sisters of the model and are investigating the same.


The report of a post-mortem of the model, conducted at Nishter hospital, revealed that she was slapped on the face and the neck before being strangled to death.

‘Qandeel deserved to live’

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto condemned Qandeel’s murder, calling upon Punjab government to arrest the murderers.

“QandeelBaloch was a Pakistani woman and deserved the right to life. No ifs, no buts. Punjab government must hold murderer accountable,” Bilawal said on Twitter on Saturday evening.

Qandeel’s murder would make women feel less safe: Sharmeen Obaid:

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, whose documentary on the subject, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” won an Oscar earlier this year, told AFP the murder would make women feel less safe.

“I really feel that no woman is safe in this country, until we start making examples of people, until we start sending men who kill women to jail, unless we literally say there will be no more killing and those who dare will spend the rest of their lives behind bars.”

Obaid-Chinoy’s film was hailed by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who in February vowed to push through anti-honour killing legislation.

No action has been taken since then, despite a fresh wave of attacks on women recently that have been roundly and loudly condemned by activists.

Qandeel Baloch ‘plans’ to settle abroad amid security woes

“Not only does the bill need to go through but the cases of honour killings all need to be expedited and we start sending people to jail,” said Obaid-Chinoy.

“Activists have screamed themselves hoarse. When will it stop?”

Qandeel had a husband, son

It was revealed on Wednesday that Qandeel was once married and even had a young son.

Aashiq Hussain of Kot Addu claimed in television interviews that he was once married to Qandeel.

Qandeel admitted she had married once but was divorced.

However, both sides gave conflicting accounts of the marriage.

“My husband used to beat me up,” Qandeel had told Express News, adding she had a son with Hussain.

“He never told my child I am his mother. It was a forced marriage.”

“He tortured me day and night during the one year I was married to him,” Qandeel told The Express Tribune. “After a year, I ran away with my son and sought refuge in Darul Aman.”

Take a bow, Qandeel Baloch

Hussain, however, claimed that theirs was a love marriage.

“I still have the letters which she wrote with her blood,” he claimed. “She wanted a car and bungalow from me.”

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

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

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Reader Comments (106)

  • anjum
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:34AM

    very sad,RIP,Recommend

  • Tp
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:40AM

    An Honorable Nation reasserting its honor. Recommend

  • Awan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:41AM

    Who says the age of barbarians is over? Recommend

  • Fahim
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:42AM

    She requested security from government from threats of Mufti Qavi who was pro-lashkar-e-GhangviRecommend

  • Ataturk
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:42AM

    You reap what you sow. Karma is always waiting for the right time. Recommend

  • Shakir Karzai
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:46AM

    Good riddance. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:46AM

    This will be claimed as an ‘ honor killing ‘ and the criminal will walk free in a short time……disgraceful is but a small word to describe such act.Recommend

  • Irtiza
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:47AM


  • salman
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:49AM

    Good riddance.Recommend

  • Austin
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:50AM

    Good work Pakistan………………………this is getting worseRecommend

  • Raw is War
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:52AM

    RIP. Really sad. She should have settled abroad. Pakistan is not a safe place for such a woman.Recommend

  • Azi
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:53AM

    This while nation will one day implode in so much honor everyone has accumulated over the time. Good thing I am not one of them anymore.Recommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:57AM

    Brutal ending to a very tragic story. I hope people making fun of her are happy now? Pathetic state of affairs in this very sad country.Recommend

  • RIP
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:59AM

    This is incredibaly shocking!

    Apart from her backward brother; surely all those in positions of authority who turned a blind eye to her requests have blood on their hands.

    And, all eyes on the government machinery now on how they handle this. Will the brother go free after being pardoned by the rest of the family, thanks to the laws they refuse to act on to change?

    All of their/our inaction on these issues is responsible. Recommend

  • harkol
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:00PM

    When people think there is honor in killing someone else – Humanism dies.

    Any country with dominant religion/culture, that doesn’t have humanism at its core, is doomed to be a failed/violent state.Recommend

  • ahmed
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:01PM

    tragic and sad. There is no honor in killing. Disgraceful was interior ministry response, they paid no heed to her request for security.
    You can despise her, loath her but you can’t kill her. No one has the right to kill anybody for exercising their human right to think free and act free. Recommend

  • Noman Ansari
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:07PM

    No honor in honor killings. Recommend

  • BCCI
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:10PM

    Very Sad. I hope your “Honour” has been restored now. When will this menace of honour (?) killings stop in our countries?Recommend

  • Syed Irfan Ajmal
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:12PM

    No one deserves to be murdered. I didn’t agree with a lot of her actions but this is highly unfair and should be condemned vehemently.
    I hope our national can rise above sectarianism, fundamentalism and engage in rational discussions rather than silence those whom we disagree. Recommend

  • Khan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:16PM

    Its very tragic and sad that she met this end. You could abhor her for what she was up to but no one has any right to take someone’s life like this. Whoever did this must be brought to justice. Recommend

  • Ar
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:23PM


  • Atif
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:32PM

    I salute the brother of Qandeel Baloch. Honor comes before everything.Recommend

  • Rajesh
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:32PM

    Even if Sania Mirza was born in Pakistan she would have been killed for bringing disrepute to the nation by wearing short skirts. She was lucky to be born in India and Qandeel was unlucky.Recommend

  • Jul 16, 2016 - 12:36PM

    Finally, the end of Qandeel balooch…rightly or wrongly done, another debate is going to begin. I pray for her forgiveness and may her soul rest in peace….Recommend

  • Kolsat
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:38PM

    Once again an innocent person is killed and where are the commentators? Her family could have disowned her for posting such photos. Is family’s ijjat built ove centuries or decades so delicate that it could be destroyed by a member? It is high time for Pakistani liberals to stand up and police and army should support them to stamp out this behaviour. Where are enemies of domestic violence in Pakistan? Why are they hiding?Recommend

  • Jul 16, 2016 - 12:38PM

    Finally, the end of Qandeel balooch…another debate on her murder is going to begin.

    I pray for her forgiveness and may her soul rest in peace….Recommend

  • anonbruh
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:40PM

    This is absolutely horrible. Something needs to change if Pakistan wants to progress forward.Recommend

  • Ali S
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:44PM

    With this terrible act, Qandeel’s brother has disgraced his family’s honour more than she ever did.

    She may not be the best representative for women in Pakistan and I felt sorry for her desperate antics, but no one deserves this kind of an end. Recommend

  • Anurag Singh
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:46PM

    Honour killings continue to claim lives even as the governments in the Subcontinent chose to ignore it. I was reading her interview to Calcutta Times 4 hours back and am shocked and saddened to read about her demise. Whatever she did was her own choice and no person is given the right to just bring down curtains of any other person in the name of honour.
    RIP Qandeel BalochRecommend

  • Whatever
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:52PM

    mourn all you want but Pakistan is a better place without her in it..Recommend

  • Fazal
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:56PM

    Pakistani people are following sharia law on their own.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:02PM

    Poor lady. Cannot really condone what she was doing but when will this country learn to ignore and mind one’s own business. What she was choosing to do was between her and her conscience.Recommend

  • Jul 16, 2016 - 1:05PM

    In tolerance at its peak! When are we gonna learn? Recommend

  • Ambreen Haider
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:05PM

    the article mentions she was murdered in green town area of “Muzaffarabad” <- that is in Azad Kashmir.

    Perhaps the scribe meant Muzaffargarrh, near Multan?Recommend

  • Reader
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:07PM

    When we are going to stop killing others in the name of honorRecommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:08PM

    Cant help but feel sorry for this poor thing . So much crammed into such a short life . RIP dear . Recommend

  • illppo
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:20PM

    Media is the mastermind of her murder! Recommend

  • Guru Vivekanand
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:20PM

    Just another day at the office for Pakistanis …. Why the surprise?Recommend

  • Athar
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:24PM

    This had to happen. Sooner or laterRecommend

  • Prada
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:29PM

    At least she has escaped from the clutches of an oppressive society that would not let her live her life of her choosing. RIP Qandeel !! You had more guts than all the bearded ones combined.Recommend

  • acorn guts
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:45PM

    in my eyes she was a brave girl on a mission, personifying the dark side of our society in a somewhat innocent manner … may her soul finally rest in peaceRecommend

  • Shafiullah Betani
    Jul 16, 2016 - 1:59PM

    None but Ch.Nisar has killed her on behalf of Pakistani state as her written request seeking security was just ignored by his interior ministry.Recommend

  • Dr.M.M.Khan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 2:07PM

    What honour is there in killing your own sister?. It is murder–periodRecommend

  • Rajesh
    Jul 16, 2016 - 2:18PM

    So honour killing is going unabated in pakistan.Recommend

  • Gambhir
    Jul 16, 2016 - 2:19PM

    Brothers have been killing brothers, in the name of religion, calling each other infidels. Now the allegiance to religion is so strong that brothers kill their sisters, literally. in lands controlled by ISIS, sons have killed their mothers. Hail piety.Recommend

  • Afghan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 2:38PM

    world should understand that extremism still enjoy upperhand in Pakistan and Pakistan should understand that the fire of extremism wii never be limited to certain circles but will engulf the whole country in its flare, i doubt she was killed by her brother without external support.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Jul 16, 2016 - 2:43PM

    Her killer is next in line to be showered with rose petalsRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jul 16, 2016 - 2:58PM

    The same goes for the likes of you and your ilk ! Real pity, thought she was leaving the country immediately after Eid…?Recommend

  • Voiceless Pakistani
    Jul 16, 2016 - 3:02PM

    World going for star dust led by knowledge and humanity.

    This nation plunging in mud led by maulvis and ignorance.

    RIP lady.

    I never liked you but I never

    liked this for you.

    ” mufti ” qavi should be

    arrested asap as he has been

    threatening the unarned weak woman.Recommend

  • Shahii
    Jul 16, 2016 - 3:19PM

    May be this was the only way her brother could vent his resentment to put end to his defamation.Recommend

  • Sheryaar
    Jul 16, 2016 - 3:39PM

    At least she was outright and open with her thought pattern. My understanding is that she needed counseling, which would have helped her overcome her issues. Better than devils undercover roaming around in pakistan earning respect based on fake act that they put on. Recommend

  • Azeema Shaazad
    Jul 16, 2016 - 4:18PM

    If women follow the proper islam no one honor in killing.
    Thank youRecommend

  • Khan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 4:23PM

    The killer need to be hanged. If it was her brother, he had no right to take her life, she was not his honor. What ever she did (wrong/right) was her own choice. If some don’t like others lifestyle they can disassociate themselves from that person but he/she has no right to kill (that is what Islam say).

    May Allah forgive her sins and grant her Jannat. Allah is utmost forgiver and merciful.Recommend

  • Dr.M.M.Khan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 4:32PM

    What honour is there in killing your own sister? A brother is expected to protect his sister. It is pure murder—periodRecommend

  • Mk
    Jul 16, 2016 - 4:41PM

    Astagfirullah! No matter what kind of a life she led, nobody deserves a death like this. What a barbaric society we’ve turned in to!! The brother, even if caught, will be let go after the media attention dies down, like many other murderers we have walking freely in the country. May Allah have mercy on her and all of us ameen! Recommend

  • Rose
    Jul 16, 2016 - 4:58PM

    She was supposed to leave Pakistan after the release of her “Ban” music video.Because these type of videos gets a strong reaction from illiterate Pakistani audience.We educated Pakistanis take Qandeel Baloch as entertainment,but that’s not the case with illiterate Pakistanis like her brother.Every artist in Pakistan should be aware about the response/reaction that he or she will get from Pakistani audience.
    I don’t think so that its an “honor killing”,but I think that its the typical mindset of illiterate Pakistanis that also murdered Amjad Sabri as well.Recommend

  • Xyz
    Jul 16, 2016 - 5:03PM

    @Azeema Shaazad:
    So if they do not follow “proper” Islam as per your definition of what is proper they should be killed? So who in your view is following proper Islam? Are you? Have you ever lied, hurt anyone, disrespected anyone? Does that fall into definition of proper Islam and if not would you be ok to be murdered?Recommend

  • Xyz
    Jul 16, 2016 - 5:09PM

    Nice way to vent out resentment and frustration…. Go on a murder spree. Wow! So any time a wife is frustrated with her husband ….yeah stab the guy!Recommend

  • Slomo
    Jul 16, 2016 - 5:46PM

    This is why we must keep those raised in such a savage culture out of western countries. End immigration from these religio-tribal wastelands.Recommend

  • Khilari
    Jul 16, 2016 - 6:14PM

    If it was so honorable to kill her then why did the killer ran away?Recommend

  • Vikram
    Jul 16, 2016 - 6:24PM

    She was born in a wrong religion and wrong family. I guess her brother can pay blood money to her parents and escape punishment. RIPRecommend

  • ali
    Jul 16, 2016 - 7:11PM

    please dont kill to anybody because in islam says killing is not allowed.Recommend

  • Hassan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 7:13PM

    A phycho person kill her sister, I am Pakistani i dont encourage his brother to kill his sister. Dont know why people start criticism on nation of indivisual acts?Recommend

  • Pakistan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 7:25PM

    She did not get security like Ayyan Ali!!! Ayyan Ali is now a murder suspect. Poor investigation officer lost his life.Recommend

  • Arjun
    Jul 16, 2016 - 7:38PM

    Wow , what kind of society , killing is act of an honor, I don’t mind if it has happened in Pakistan’s village or in an uneducated family , but this is top class killingRecommend

  • Lahu
    Jul 16, 2016 - 8:06PM

    Millions of Pakistani Muslims will shower roses on the murderer. Protests will rage across the “Land of the Pure” if he is arrested. Maulvis will threaten mass agitation if he is not declared a national icon. Recommend

  • Prada
    Jul 16, 2016 - 8:17PM

    @Ataturk: “You reap what you sow. Karma is always waiting for the right time.”
    Yep. Mr.Ataturk, the entire Muslim world is paying for what your namesake and his predecessors did to innocent people the world over.Recommend

  • Akhtar
    Jul 16, 2016 - 8:30PM

    @Sahil That was her life, how was it defaming her brother? How does killing her un-defame him, if there is such a word.This is nothing but height of illiteracy. People has he right to live the life they choose good or bad in others view.Recommend

  • Milind
    Jul 16, 2016 - 9:09PM

    Sad news. R.I.P.. Those commentators rejoicing over her death need to get a life… Judgemental morons!!!Recommend

  • Rahman Khan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 9:12PM

    Shame on the killer, and all those readers who are trying to justify this heinous crime.Recommend

  • Pradeep
    Jul 16, 2016 - 9:29PM

    Nothing from Pakistan shocks me anymoreRecommend

  • Hasan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 9:43PM

    Judging from comments from Athar, Ataturk, Whatever etc., Pakistani women are not human beings, simply possessions like tables chairs.
    Why did the creature in the face of a “brother” RUN if he was worried about HONOR ???Recommend

  • Mohammed Sattar
    Jul 16, 2016 - 9:48PM

    What would you say if for example sister’s started killing their brothers for honour, after all honour is honour.
    There wouldn’t be many brothers left alive including you i suspect. Recommend

  • kashif
    Jul 16, 2016 - 9:58PM

    as per law parents can pardon the killers& they willRecommend

  • salman
    Jul 16, 2016 - 10:23PM

    Surprisingly no one here said inn lillah e wa inna elaaih e raajeoon, seems like she deserved to be killed just because her crime was too big. Funny this pseudo pure society would let people get away with murder, robbery, corruption even massacres but wouldn’t allow a woman to wear skimpy clothes. What her brother did is what this society pushed him to do, he’s not alone in this crime. Even more sickening is the fact that this society believes their values are the only right ones on this planet. May Allah help us Ameen.Recommend

  • Lunch box
    Jul 16, 2016 - 10:23PM

    And without people like you in [email protected]: Recommend

  • lkhan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 10:35PM

    Sad so very sad. When will Pakistan learn to have compassion, empathy for equality and respect of minorities, the poor, and those excluded, regardless of religion, culture, ethnic groups or whatever?? I dread reading our papers, feel ashamed being Pakistani, damn it, how much worse can we get??? What happened to the grandiose promises of the PM when Chinoy’s documentary won an Oscar? How extremely callous, shameless, uncaring, in short a disgusting personality.Recommend

  • Rizwan Nasar
    Jul 16, 2016 - 10:59PM

    It is a sad day for Pakistan and Pakistani. When honor becomes an excues to take a vibetent life humanity loses.Recommend

  • Xeeshan
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:29PM

    No doubt what she was doing was against our culture, values and religion but i think bringing her to death like this was not a solution. Sad news!!Recommend

  • Qandeel Baluch
    Jul 16, 2016 - 11:37PM

    That applies to you even. [email protected]: Recommend

  • TooTrue
    Jul 17, 2016 - 12:42AM

    How awful. A young woman’s life has been snuffed out, whose only crime was to live her life the way she chose fit. Pakistan is sadder and a more hateful place after the murder of this young woman. And now to top everything off your legal system will let the murderer off because the family will forgive him. What a barbaric and uncivil society you live in.Recommend

  • Naz
    Jul 17, 2016 - 1:11AM

    People writing she deserved it, you are the lowest of low. How can you call yourself Muslims? U pointing finger at her first look at yourself. You are the shameful ones.Recommend

  • MA
    Jul 17, 2016 - 1:17AM

    Pretty sure it was that Maulvi who she spoke about and now he wants to come and act all pious.Recommend

  • Rafaey
    Jul 17, 2016 - 1:20AM

    ET please publish–

    All Pakistanis who are crying for Qandeel here and demanding saner Pakistan are the same ones who shout, celebrate and clap if any innocent Hindu is killed anywhere in the world by Muslim militants.Recommend

  • Full force of KARMA in action
    Jul 17, 2016 - 2:17AM

    Karma is coming back on Islam and Muslims on the atrocities committed through forced and barbaric conversions over last 1400 years..People of this faith will not live in peace.Recommend

  • Dija
    Jul 17, 2016 - 2:34AM

    The mufti also needs to be investigated since it clearly seems that Qandeel was about to expose him and many others like him and hence they conspired that led to her death…RIP young bold ambitious lady!Recommend

  • Danish
    Jul 17, 2016 - 2:53AM

    She’s been killed but whatever she was doing was absolutely shameful .she was doing horrible things and bringing so much disgrace to her family.she was lying upon lying on media about herself….I pray that no one’s sister does things that she was doing……Recommend

  • Lolz
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:16AM

    If her brother had to kill her, he would have killed her long before when her videos started getting viral on the social media. In fact he frequently visited her all these years and it seems he himself has been kidnapped or taken away by the perpetrators to give it a color of honor killing. Recommend

  • ajeet
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:24AM

    A dishonorable ideology us worried about honor? As usual, Muslims are brave against women, children and unarmed, but are running scared against Indian and Israeli army Recommend

  • Kolsat
    Jul 17, 2016 - 4:27AM

    I am pleased to read that the brother who murdered Qandeel has been arrested but will he be punished? In order to discourage such honour killings/murders he should be hanged forthwith. Recommend

  • Jul 17, 2016 - 4:36AM

    v Bad & Sad
    No Human rights in Pakistan only they are making joke with human rights?????????Recommend

  • Anz
    Jul 17, 2016 - 5:23AM

    Poor girl, just following her dreams. Rest in Peace lady, you entertained us in this miserly situation of mullahism.Recommend

  • Syed Babar Ali
    Jul 17, 2016 - 5:42AM

    Unbelievable…still can’t believe it….very very sad.Recommend

  • Intelligence
    Jul 17, 2016 - 5:51AM

    Probably Illuminati killed Qandeel Baloch and Amjad Sabri like Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse.Recommend

  • The reaper
    Jul 17, 2016 - 6:21AM

    Vengeance is mine .Recommend

  • Mayuresh
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:54AM

    This is not a priority, let’s focus on Kashmir, the jugular vein. Your heart will get ripped out but do keep focus on the jugular when, bright days aheadRecommend

  • Sridhar
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:56AM

    A brave woman has been brutally killed by someone who can only be termed a barbarian.
    Pakistan today is full of such people.
    Honor killing is a tribal crap but Islamists have taken over it and given it a new meaning.
    Pakistan is no place for a liberal muslim, man or woman.
    It is also not a place for a non-muslim.
    Only demons exist in Pakistan today, doing their dirty dance!Recommend

  • Sridhar
    Jul 17, 2016 - 8:58AM

    I thought you people did not believe in Karma and believed only in after life, to be enjoyed in heaven if you killed in the name of Allah!Recommend

  • Momin
    Jul 17, 2016 - 12:23PM

    These damn Dis-obedient liberals want all Muslim men to become Bay-gairat.
    Why don’t you all liberals let you sisters, wives, daughters and mothers do few music videos like kandeel fauzia.
    Thats the only way to beat Muslims.
    Come on take the duppattas off your sisters and daughters and let them dance like kandeel fauzia. It’ll surely gonna bring a Lot of Honour and Pride to your Liberal modern progressive enlightned family. Isn’t it ;) ?Recommend

  • Xyz
    Jul 17, 2016 - 1:03PM

    Yeah honor comes before everything when a woman is to be victimized. Honor goes out of the window when men indulge in corruption and lies and fraud and adultery.

    Your manliness shows up only against defenceless women while you same people do the most dishonourable deeds or do not have the guts to do anything against the men who do such deeds. Cowards. Disgusting cowards.Recommend

  • Asha
    Jul 17, 2016 - 1:51PM

    All of the Pakistani hypocrites men and women alike who are condoning the honor killing of Qandeel should all die in accordance to Allah. God put her on this earth for a reason and He is the only person that can end her life in due time. All the people in Pakistan r terrorists clearly and they should not be allowed ever to come to America because they think like animals ready to kill. I hope all ur visas get taken away from u Muslim terrorists since u clearly think killing is ur right I think I don’t deserve the right to democracy and to live among Americans who know betterRecommend

  • amandeep
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:19PM

    Just because she was stupid she must be killed…….no way.look at the veena malik enjoying life.Recommend

  • Varun
    Jul 18, 2016 - 12:58AM

    So, you are saying that she deserved to die? How dare you! She was expressing herself freely and that isn’t a wrong thing. Women living in Muslim countries are suppressed by society. She decided to speak up and she should die? You might say that she brought shame to the country and to her family. But, did she harm anyone? She simply stated her opinions. This is completely wrong. @Shakir Karzai: Recommend

  • Varun
    Jul 18, 2016 - 1:06AM

    So, honor comes before death. By killing her, his brother has restored their family’s honor. This sort of barbaric and backward thinking has halted the progress of your country. Women are as important if not more important than men. Her death was not justified and you have no right to make such a statement. She was expressing herself in a society where women are suppressed and there is nothing wrong in that. @Atif: Recommend

  • Sajjad Ali
    Jul 18, 2016 - 1:52PM

    Not supporting honor killing at all but there is need to emphasize that “women should also fulfill their social responsibilities”.Recommend

  • Fahad Khan
    Jul 18, 2016 - 3:18PM

    Even in death Qandeel Baloch makes waves on Social Media

    Social Media sensation Qandeel Baloch’s death has been dealt with a lot of respect by the traditional media – both print and broadcast – which shows its maturity. We should be proud that all major channels like Dawn, Geo, Aaj etc.
    Ironically, the same social media that Qandeel Baloch used to shoot to fame by sharing her pictures and videos, continued this even after her death.
    People shared pictures and videos of Qandeel’s body though various platforms like Whatsaap. Whether you like Qandeel or not, spreading her pictures for the perusal of the masses is not something that a civilised society or an Islamic society allows.Recommend

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