Mufti Qavi to undergo polygraph test in Qandeel murder case

Mufti Abdul Qavi told The Express Tribune that he did not try to flee and all such rumours were false

Owais Qarni August 17, 2016
Screen grab of Mufti Qavi and Qandeel Baloch selfie. PHOTO: FILE

MULTAN: Mufti Abdul Qavi will have to undergo a polygraph test after police included his name in the investigation process of the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, police decided on Tuesday.

Officials of Multan police told this correspondent that they seized two mobile sets of Mufti Abdul Qavi. These mobile phones were sent to Lahore for forensic testing, police officials added.

Qavi sent questions about meeting with Qandeel

According to police, a decision was taken to arrest Mufti Qavi for conducting polygraph test.

Earlier, Mufti Abdul Qavi told media persons that one of his mobile phones was not in working condition after he dropped it into water. Police officials said that Abdul Qavi’s mobile number had been switched off for the past several days. There also had been rumours that he had escaped in a bid to evade police investigations.

Mufti Abdul Qavi told The Express Tribune that he had not gone anywhere and all such rumours were false.

According to him, he had been at his Madressah for the past 10 days.

Last month, Qavi failed to appear before police to record his statement for the ongoing investigation of the murder of Baloch. The investigation team then sent him a 14-point questionnaire. Among other things, he was asked about his last meeting with Baloch.

Parents, Mufti Qavi included in Qandeel murder probe

Talking to newsmen after receiving the questionnaire, Qavi said he would respond after consulting his lawyer.

“I will cooperate with whichever institution contacts me for this investigation,” he said. Qavi said he also would make public his statement to the police.”

“I met Qandeel once,” he said. “We met in a crowded hotel. She asked for a private audience. I agreed. She said she wanted to meet me because she wanted to discuss religion.”

He said Baloch had then taken some pictures with him and left.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2016.


Elena | 7 years ago | Reply Conducting a polygraph on Qavi will be meaningless. It is like they want to shift the focus of the murder to the "scandal" that Qavi and Qandeel had. The real issue is the honor killing that robbed Qandeel of her life, but no one wants to talk about that. No one wants to address the honor killings that go on in Pakistan. They are avoiding the real problem and covering up by focusing on the scandal by putting Qavi into the spotlight. This is disgusting.
zainab ihsan | 7 years ago | Reply what in the world is a polyraph going to achieve?! our judiciary and police is so cowardly it's actually funny.
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