MULTAN: A cleric mired in a slew of controversies remains in the headlines for bizarre reasons. Several amateur videos featuring the cleric, Mufti Abdul Qavi, with showbiz stars and internet celebs have gone viral on social media.
Mufti Qavi, who was formerly associated with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, first made headlines when he was shot in a selfie video with Qandeel Baloch, a model and social media celebrity who was later shot dead by her brother “in the name of honour”.
Mufti Qavi is an accused in the case because he had allegedly incited Qandeel’s brother to murder his sibling.
On Thursday, another video was shared hundreds of times on social networking websites which shows Mufti Qavi showering a female singer with currency notes at a wedding reception.
According to sources, the video was shot at the recent 'Mehndi' event of PTI South Punjab chapter Vice President Khalid Javed’s son.
Local singer Nadia Hashmi also performed at the reception. As Nadia started singing Bollywood song ‘Dil Diyan Gallan…,” Mufti Qavi sitting in the front row praised her performance and flung a stack of currency notes her way.
And social media went crazy. Users shared the amateur video several times with different comments.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Mufti Qavi said Islam was not a rigid religion, and allowed celebration according to local culture and traditions.
“For the happiness of the family, I enjoyed with them,” he said.
Such events, he added, were a part of the culture of the sub-continent, and did not put Islam in danger.
Earlier, another video featuring Mufti Qavi with a transgender person apparently in a shopping mall also went viral on social media. The video clip shows the transgender person flirtatiously touching the cleric’s shoulder with her chin.
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