Qandeel murder trial to begin after Eid: prosecutor

Published: September 11, 2016
Qandeel Baloch. PHOTO: FILE

Qandeel Baloch. PHOTO: FILE

MULTAN: Police have completed their investigation in Qandeel Baloch murder case. The suspects would be produced before a court after Eid, said district public prosecutor Jam Salahuddin said on Saturday.

He said police would oppose the bail application moved by Abdul Basit and request daily hearings. “We want the court to reach a verdict as soon as possible,” he said.

Salahuddin said police would not challenge the bail application of Zafar, another suspect.

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“Abdul Basit was arrested for driving the killers form Multan to Dera Ghazi Khan. Zafar was suspected of provoking Baloch’s brother to kill her.” Salahuddin said police had received mobile phone records of Mufti Abdul Qavi, Haq Nawaz, Waseem and Qandeel Baloch. He said Qandeel Baloch had sent 10 text messages apologising to Mufti Abdul Qavi in their last conversation.

He said Arif, Baloch’s brother who lived in Saudi Arabia, had also called Waseem and urged him to kill her. He said police had sent her mobile phone and iPad to Lahore to obtain more data. Salahuddin said Qandeel Baloch and Qavi had last talked over the phone on June 22 at 6pm.

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He said that same day, Qandeel Baloch had sent text messages to Qavi. He did not reply.

He said Qavi’s call record did not show that he was in contact with Baloch’s relatives. Qavi had told police that Qandeel Baloch had wanted to meet Imran Khan and had sought his help for this purpose.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2016.

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  • Sodomite
    Sep 11, 2016 - 7:57AM

    This trial ain’t going anywhere. There are too many people involved in the murder and all of them are pawning the Police. If anyone is going to win it will be the Police and the Prosecutors for not doing their jobs wile becoming rich at the same time. Pakistani Justice will them off scott-free.Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Sep 11, 2016 - 9:03AM

    The main culprit is in Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis genuinely hate women who can stand, walk, talk and god forbid speak in front of men.Recommend

  • Ali
    Sep 11, 2016 - 2:50PM

    You are right. But I dearly hope you are wrong. Justice needs to be served to set an example. The world is watching in this case, and Pakistan needs to grow up and protect it’s women.Recommend

  • jack
    Sep 12, 2016 - 8:55PM

    the same story is in fu–canada where my brothers &govt of canada wanted to kill me , brothers paid govt police rishwat . even my brothers made fraudulent power of attorney . attorney general of bc covered it up no action have been taken ,Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Sep 13, 2016 - 12:04AM

    And of course you can provide court and Case number so we can look it up, OR NOT! Recommend

    Sep 13, 2016 - 12:27AM

    @Sodomite: Sadly with a heavy heart I have to agree with you. Recommend

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