Court reserves verdict on Qandeel Baloch murder case – Pakistan

A model court in Multan on Thursday reserved its verdict on the murder case of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch.

Judge Imran Shafi reserved the verdict after the prosecution and defense completed their arguments in the case.

The suspects, including Qandeel's brother, the main defendant, Muhammad Wasim, his other brother Aslam Shaheen, Mufti Abdul Qavi, Haq Nawaz and Abdul Basit were present in court during the process.

Qandeel's mother was also in the courtroom.

In the case, 35 witnesses recorded their statements. The verdict is likely to be announced tomorrow.

Speaking to the media out of court, Mufti Qavi, whom the victim's parents had blamed for the murder of his daughter, said he was purposely being included in the case and tomorrow, once the announcement was made. Verdict, the suspects will be convicted and the innocent will be convicted. paid out. He said his name had not been included in the First Information Report.

Baloch's brother, Waseem, strangled her to death in the name of "honor" at her home in 2016. She later confessed to killing her because she allegedly "brought dishonor to the name Baloch" with her videos and risque statements on social media . His brother Shaheen was also nominated in the case.

In August, Qandeel's parents filed an affidavit in court, saying they had forgiven the murderers and that the case against their children should be dismissed. After this, a trial court rejected the request.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1507476/court-reserves-verdict-on-qandeel-baloch-murder-case

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