Qandeel Baloch's family forced out of home due to poverty

Published: March 20, 2017
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MULTAN: The parents of slain model and social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, have been forced to vacate their house in Multan due to extreme poverty.

Fauzia Azeem, who went by the name Qandeel Baloch, was allegedly strangulated by her brother in an apparent honour killing in July 2016.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Qandeel’s father, Muhammad Azeem said that since the death of his daughter, the family were unable to pay house rent which was previously taken care of by Qandeel.

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According to the model’s parents, she was the sole breadwinner of the family – responsible for all expenses including food, medicine.

“My daughter was the only financial supporter for us,” Azeem said. “She not only supported us but also her brother who killed her.”

Four years ago, Qandeel’s family moved to Multan from Dera Ghazi Khan after she rented a house in Muzaffarbad town on the Muzaffargarh-Multan road.

Since her parents cannot afford the rent, they have decided to move back to their ancestral home in Shah Sardar town in Dera Ghazi Khan.

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Earlier in January, the Multan police registered a criminal case against Azeem and his wife, accusing them of trying to save one of their sons from murder charges.

The police registered the FIR under Section 213 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of Assistant Sub-Inspector Allah Bukhsh of Muzaffarabad Police Station.

Speaking with the media, Qandeel’s parents had denied the accusation. “We wrongly nominated Aslam Shaheen in Qandeel’s murder. We were enraged at that time,” Azeem and his wife said.

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  • ®pot_belly dancer ω
    Mar 20, 2017 - 7:48PM

    A Lost Soul killed for honour Recommend

  • Rizwan Khan
    Mar 20, 2017 - 7:56PM

    Let the brother try to survive in this world on nothing but his sense of honor and pride.Recommend

  • Philip
    Mar 20, 2017 - 9:24PM

    No one has the right to kill any body.Recommend

  • Gigabyte
    Mar 20, 2017 - 9:52PM

    Sadly, their misplaced sense of honor and pride killed the goose that laid the golden eggs. Ask the brothers to support them now.Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Mar 21, 2017 - 12:23PM

    Perhaps one of the most cruel societies in the world. Qandeel died recently but humanity died in Pakistan a long time ago.Recommend

  • Hasan Khan
    Mar 21, 2017 - 2:06PM

    This misfortune would not have come if they had remained on righteous path from the beginning.Recommend

  • Warrior
    Mar 21, 2017 - 2:10PM

    May Allah guide us on this sensitive issue of honour where usually people think and believe that honour is more important than human life and carry out murder like killing a animalRecommend

  • Khan
    Mar 21, 2017 - 3:21PM

    Now the brother will lead an honorable lifeRecommend

  • Innerconflicts
    Mar 21, 2017 - 4:35PM

    It was not the murder of Qandeel only. It was the murder of entire family. Now see the consequences. How they are going to live. So sad. May Allah help them. Recommend

  • Farah
    Mar 21, 2017 - 4:36PM

    yes yes. qandeel’s profession was equally honorable and respectable and all women should follow the suit. Yes dear Pakistani fellows?Recommend

  • Ch. K. A. Nye
    Mar 21, 2017 - 7:58PM

    @Farah:

    I take it that you disapproved of Qandeel’s profession! And that justifies her murder? Wah! Wah! Recommend

  • Ali S
    Mar 21, 2017 - 9:52PM

    The idiotic brother should be dragged and thrashed on the streets for thinking that his honor and pride depended on killing his younger sister whom he scrounged off of.Recommend

  • HAK
    Mar 22, 2017 - 11:05AM

    @ Farah, are you a crazy person? I think your ad-vocation of murder definitely makes you a worse person than Qandeel, no matter what her profession was. Please grow a heart. Recommend

  • Yasir
    Mar 22, 2017 - 4:46PM

    We, as a society also need to look into our behaviors. When we see a girl like Qandeel doing something that is not understood as acceptable behavior, then we start taunting and teasing the family of that girl and make living for the family horrible. I strongly suspect that Qandeel Bloach’s brother could not sustain the pressure and taunts of his friends and relatives and murdered her, which is a crime indeed.

    This was also seen in the case of Maria Abbasi, a girl murdered in Murree. The women next to her village started blaming her and talking about how bad her character was, to justify her murder. Our women also need to stop supporting men doing wrong.

    We need to change our behaviors and start ignoring things in other people we dont like.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Mar 24, 2017 - 3:20PM

    @Yasir
    What we NEED is to “mind OUR OWN business”.Recommend

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