Once again Pakistan has been proved as one of the most dangerous places on earth for anyone trying to live as per their will.Qandeel Baloch is the recent victim of the honour killings done in Pakistan.The 26-year-old actor-cum-model was killed in the central district of Multan on Friday night, police said on Saturday. Police confirmed that she was killed by her brother named Wasim, who has fled after the incident.
The district police chief Azhar Akram said “She was suffocated to death by strangulation. It seems to be a case of honour killing but we are investigating it,” .
The real name of Qandeel Baloch was Fouzia Azeem but she chose Qandeel Baloch as her stage name after stepping into modelling.
WHO WAS SHE?
Qandeel Baloch became famous by her notorious posts on social media.She promoted herself tirelessly with her impressive “selfies” that amazed tens of thousands of followers to her.She was known to discuss her daily routine through her posts and selfies.
International news media like Agence France-Presse also compared her to Kim Kardashian.The most famous stunt that brought her to spotlight was during the T20 match between Pakistan and India on 19 march 2016.Qandeel Baloch promised that she will strip dance for her nation and dedicate it to Shahid Afridi.
Sadly, as usual, Pakistan lost to India in the match,but Qandeel released a teaser of her strip video on social media.
Pakistan lost …..but Indian fans got their treat as Qandeel Baloch stripteased for them on the race movie song.
Some of the Indian media compared her with Poonam Pandey due to her controversial personality and similarities,and also she named Sunny Leone,Poonam Pandey, and Rakhi Sawant as her inspiration,.Qandeel Baloch married Ashiq Hussain in 2008 and had a son with him.But the duo got separated in 2010 as she claimed that her husband used to sexually abuse her.Also,she stated that she was forced into marriage.
“Qandeel Baloch is an inspiration to ladies who are treated badly.I know you will keep on hating, who cares?” wrote Qandeel, who often referred to herself as a “one-woman army”.
And here is the post:
Earlier this month, Qandeel released a music video in which she starred alongside little known young singer Aryan Khan. Titled ‘Ban,’ the music video touched on Qandeel Baloch status as a controversial social media icon.
“Nothing is good in this society. This patriarchal society is bad,” Qandeel had said in a recent interview with Images.
SHE KNEW SHE WAS IN DANGER…..
According to the recent reports,Qandeel Baloch said that she received death threats from mufti Abdul Qawi.About three weeks ago, Qandeel Baloch had written to the interior minister, the director general of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) and the senior superintendent of Islamabad asking them to provide security and has requested action against those who made her identification documents public via social media.
She said she was being threatened via calls on her personal number and also knew that her life is in danger,she also said that she had no security measures in her home.
Qandeel was the media sensation and unbelievably bold and was also considered highly controversial. She shot to fame in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting for the camera.
‘Qandeel’s brother had been threatening her to stop posting photos and videos on Facebook‘, police added.
AND SHE’S GONE NOW
Police said that Qandeel Baloch was in Multan for one week and that forensic experts are examining the corpse to prepare a medical report.No marks of torture or any physical abuse were found on Qandeel’s body, confirmed one senior police official.
Her mother gave a statement to police that Qandeel Baloch was in Multan to visit her parents as her father had been unwell. She enjoyed EID with her family.
According to the police,Her brother Waseem ,who was identified by the police,went to meet Qandeel at night. Taking his chance when Qandeel was asleep at night, he strangled her to death.City Police Officer Multan told DawnNews that the suspect will be caught soon. A police team has been dispatched to Dera Ghazi Khan to search for Waseem.
DEATH TOLL RISES IN PAKISTAN
The death of Qandeel Baloch shocked Pakistan communities in many ways.The rise in numbers of Honour killing in Pakistan has been shocking. Last year, approx 1,090 women and 83 men were killed in “honour” crimes in Pakistan, according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
“I am sure with the recent pace of Honour killings in Pakistan,sooner or later new bill will be passed and it would be surely termed as Anti-Honour Killing Bill.”
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“I don’t care what she did,even I don’t know about her ever being a role model for anyone but she wasn’t an asset,she was a human and human beings doesn’t deserve this cruelty.This inhuman behaviour should be stopped and we have to take a stand right now.”