BREAKING NEWS: Qandeel Baloch killed by her brother in Multan. She was killed in Muzaffarabad area in Multan by her brother Waseem who strangled her to death, reported 24 News.
According to initial reports, no arms or weapons were found on the spot. According to police, she was strangled to death.
Earlier Qandeel Baloch had asked for security. She had requested interior minister Ch Nisar to arrange for her security following threats to her life.
Baloch was residing in Multan for one week.
It has been reported that Baloch was set to participate soon in an Indian reality show-Big Boss.
A day ago, Qandeel Baloch had urged women to stand up for their rights. She shared her sentiments on social media.
As a women we must stand up for ourselves..As a women we must stand up for each other…As a women we must stand… https://t.co/v8XoETLh8A
— Qandeel Baloch (@QandeelQuebee) July 14, 2016
Condemnations on social media start pouring in. . .
Qandeel Baloch’s honor killing was condemned by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
#QandeelBaloch killed in an #honorkilling– how many women have to die before we pass the Anti Honor Killing Bill?
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) July 16, 2016
Writer Kamila Shamsie also took it to social media to condemn the incident.
If you look like this and talk like this it can get you killed. Another bleak day for Pakistan and its ‘honour’ https://t.co/HmUoR7esC5
— Kamila Shamsie (@kamilashamsie) July 16, 2016
Sharmila Faruqi also expressed her ‘shock’.
She didn’t conform to the norm, outspoken& unapologetic, silenced 4 ever. Shocked & saddened at #QandeelBaloch‘s murder
— Sharmila faruqi (@sharmilafaruqi) July 16, 2016
Similarly other journalists, writers and celebrities expressed their concerns and opinions.
What a pathetic, insecure little country. Shame on all of us. #QandeelBaloch #Pakistan
— Umair Javed (@umairjav) July 16, 2016
#QandeelBaloch strangled to death by her brother! Whatever she may have been or done to shock our moralists, this is just so barbaric.
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) July 16, 2016
Media houses should stop saying ‘ghairat kay naam’ say it was his huge fragile male ego #QandeelBaloch #Pakistan
— Ayesha Tammy Haq (@tammyhaq) July 16, 2016
A friend in media believes our news channels are equally culprit in #QandeelBaloch‘s murder. I wish I could deny!
— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) July 16, 2016
Terrible news about #QandeelBaloch if true. Whatever your opinion about her, she was gutsy fearless, unafraid to defy convention. #Pakistan
— Fahd Humayun (@fahdhumayun) July 16, 2016
Have you ever heard of a sister murder her brother over his beghairati? No? Thought so. Not about honor, but patriarchy! #qandeelbaloch
— Meesha Shafi (@itsmeeshashafi) July 16, 2016
Probably our society is not ripe enough to face a woman so ferociously herself. So independent, so kickass. #Qandeel was bound to die. RIP
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) July 16, 2016
Lahore: Qandeel Baloch and her husband entered into a cold war while exclusively talking to 24 News on Wednesday. Both started mudslinging at once and accused each other.
Qandeel Baloch talks with 24 News. . .
“I was only 17 years old when i was forcefully married to this person. I did not like him; never had any interest in him. He started beating me up after marriage,” said Baloch.
“When i decided to get separated from him and asked parents for help, they did not help me,” Baloch told 24 News.
“Why i am being scandalized for marriage. Marriage is not a sin,” she lamented.
She reasserted that she was married to Aashiq without her will. She also denied writing love letters to her ex husband.
About Qandeel’s Son. . .
About Qandeel’s son she said that after separation she tried to meet him but she was not allowed to. “I was even given life threats if i tried to meet my son,” she said.
Qandeel’s ex husband joins the conversation too. . .
“I wanted to continue with her. She is the one who separated from me. One night she went to Darul Aman. From that moment onward our differences started to begin,” Aashiq Hussain told 24 News.
About domestic violence, Aashiq said that “Everyone in our neighborhood here knows the truth about beating.”
Qandeel’s rebuttal. . .
“This person was not worth it. I had bigger dreams.I wanted to move up in life. I fought for my right,” she said.
“As far as beating is concerned he would beat me harshly. He even tried to throw acid on me. He would put out burning cigarettes on my body. He would beat me in front of whole family. Why i ask,” she said.
“Now when i am successful he is ready to mend fences and willing to patch up. Everyone is after me now,” she said.
“I am running businesses on internet. I am well established today. Everyone is jealous of my success,” she said.
Ex husband Aashiq Hussain’s reply. . .
Hussain denied all allegations. “I in fact supported Qandeel in studies,” he said.
“I did not contact her again after separation; never wanted to. She herself did a love marriage. She knew that i was a poor man,” said Hussain.
Web Desk: Internet sensation and famous model Qandeel Baloch was married in 2008. She is mother of seven years old son too. She separated from her husband in 2010 after threats of acid throwing and beating, 24 News learnt.
She was married to Aashiq Hussain from Kot Addu in 2008. Her parents wed her forcefully. She was married in 2008 at the age of 17 and got separated one and a half year after the marriage. While talking to 24 News, Baloch claimed that she had bigger dreams and left her husband.
Baloch says that her husband used to beat her that’s why she separated from him. She also spent some time along with her son at Darul-Aman after separation. Later his son fell sick. Qandeel Baloch (whose name was revealed to be Fozia Azeem) could not afford the expenses of his medical treatment due to which the custody was given back to the father.
It was also learnt that Baloch wanted to study but she was not allowed to. It also contributed to differences between the couple.
The disclosures were made after Baloch’s husband divulged these ‘facts’ in media. Later Baloch also verified these claims and admitted to it publicly.
Previously. . .
Qandeel Baloch previously made waves in media due to her scandal involving Mufti Abdul Qavi. Later Mr. Qavi was removed from Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
Baloch is known for her risque videos on social media sites. She also released her song recently.
Baloch is also known for her unconditional “love” for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. She had recently refused to wish Khan luck for his third marriage if any.
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