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Police Arrest Brother of Murdered Pakistani Social Media Star | “I have no regrets” he Says

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Brother of Qandeel Baloch, the murdered Pakistani social media star and model has been arrested by police, Al Jazeera reports.

Baloch was allegedly killed by her brother Muhammad Wasim on Friday night at their family house in the city of Multan, Punjab province

Wasim was arrested in Dera Ghazi Khan in central Pakistan late on Saturday.

Wasim confessed that he strangled her for honour. “I have no regrets,” he said at a press conference organised by police on Sunday.

Azhar Ikram, the police chief in Multan said: “Wasim confessed to his crime, saying he killed his sister for honour after her recent objectionable videos, mostly posted on Facebook.”

“She wasn’t aware I was killing her. I gave her a tablet and then strangled her. I am not ashamed. We are Baloch and as Baloch we cannot tolerate (this),” Wasim was quoted as saying.

Baloch had been heavily criticised and threatened for the kind of photos, videos, and comments she posted on social media.

Photo Credit: Instagram – @Qandeelbalochquebee

21 Comments

  1. Mr. Egghead

    July 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Please hang him upside down by his balls. Thank you

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  2. Rayva

    July 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Where does one get to the point when he starts to see other human beings as animals, fit to be killed for his own psychotic reasons without guilty, shame or regrets. How do you change such persons mindset or view point that every life is sacred, beautiful and cannot be recreated, hence should be valued, when even his own sister was killed like a rabbit by his own hands.

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  3. Xtian

    July 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    But this girl was a Muslim so wats her own with Kim Kardashian style female empowerment tings. They want you to cover yourself with mobile tent from head to toe then you go dey show them your cleavage. Na you find trouble. You can’t eat your cake and have it. If you are Muslim then follow the teaching. And one major component of that teaching is that women must cover up.I will not be surprised if the brother gets off. Female empowerment and that religion are on parallel lines. The 2 can never meet.

    • Ada

      July 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      And your name is Christian? What irony! We’re talking about the murder of a human being and you’re talking about her life choices. Who are you to judge? As a Christian, are you sin free? Do you live a blameless life?. Unless you can honestly answer “Yes” to these questions then STFU and take several seats!!!

      You need to check yourself. I’m sure if it’s a situation where a girl got raped, you’ll be asking, “What was she wearing?” Rubbish. Mscheewh.

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    • Xtian

      July 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Her religion enforces female modesty. She wasn’t killed by a random psycho. She was killed by someone interpreting her religion and making the decision to end her for not toeing the line of Islam. That’s what’s up. The females in that religion all need to stand up and change it. If that happens most of the bloodshed associated with it would cease. Whilst the rest of the world fight against this sort of female oppression the females in the religion collude with forces that oppress them., wearing hijab and all sort of cover ups. Islam is not a tolerant religion, it doesn’t like change. I wish she had realised that and opted out before showing cleavage on social media

    • obi

      July 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Sentiments aside, . Infact it’s her religion that jugde her as sinful and condemned her to death. Go and read what her people are saying about her. If the brother had not done it some other Muslim would have finished her off. This is the same religion that buries a woman a live and stone her to death if she is accused of adultery while the man walks.

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    • Bimbo

      July 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Have you for one second considered that she is a victim of religion and culture. A lot of women in Islamic countries do NOT have a say in running their own lives. Do you think most of them like putting on the hijab? They don’t have a choice. Pls talk with some compassion abegi.

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    • Xtian

      July 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      But they support the ideology of their oppression. Even our presidos wife choses to cover her head. . You can not rescue a person that doesn’t ask for your help my dear. You’ll lose your life in the attempt. My take is if you are a member follow membership rules and regulations or face the consequences. If you are a woman in that religion then this sort of shit can happen to you. All the good intentions , sentiments and compassion of outsiders will not change things. They need to tweak it themselves or else this sort of thing will happen again and again. Last time I checked religion is not forced.. Let’s wait snd see what happens to this “Honour killer”

    • Fact

      July 18, 2016 at 1:12 am

      @ Xtian people like you are part of the problem…..mis informed and poorly educated and bigoted .rumor mongers who troll on social media about their biased and judgemental narratives….you better change your name because you are a poor ambassador of Christ. You and anyone who thinks like you do not represent him well at all……

      Honor killing is a cultural phenomenon just as it was cultural to kill and bury newborn females in Mecca 1400 years ago before the advent of Islam and the prophet Mohammed put an end to it. It is people that polute and corrupt the message of faith. People like you help to fuel the hate out of misinformed bias instead of condemning the horrific act of violence.

      There is nothing wrong with modest dressing but there is EVERYTHING wrong with cold blooded murder. Many people are just so self righteous instead of worrying about their own sins…take note Xtian.

      Nothing and absolutely nothing in Islam or any other religion justifies any barbaric act. People act on their own choices and can lay claim to anything. I guess the consoling factor is that God will judge each and every one of us for the choices we make.

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    • Jade

      July 18, 2016 at 4:58 am

      Nothing wrong with dressing modest but all that covering from head to toe is INSANITY. It won’t stop a man from lusting neither will it change the woman from being more spiritual. Why are the women put under so much restriction and the men get to do whatever they want. People say Christianity is difficult and judgemental but I believe it’s the most lenient bcos we may judge, scold each other but not to the extent of punishing and killing. And if that ever happened, it’s strongly condemned by Christians. A Muslim woman not following the teachings of Islam is harshly punished and whatever the punishment is will be justified. Just like how the extremists think they are fighting for God. Then other Muslims don’t speak up bcos they are scared or many beeline it such act.

    • Fatima

      July 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      You have no idea how dumb you sound.

  4. Kehinde

    July 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    It s called honour killing. Parents even kill their own children. The irony is that women are the major victims of this idiotic ideology. Read up on “Honour Killing”

  5. Californiabawlar

    July 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    This right here is the one reason I don’t buy into the concept of modesty as ENFORCED by religion. Even as a christian, I always think about how I’d broach the subject of morality and sexuality to kids. I don’t want to bring up a generation that will have hate in their hearts for anyone regardless of their lifestyle. Everything your religion preaches should be a RECOMMENDATION not a literal do or die set of rules.
    I sympathize with liberal women living in that part of the world…a friend of mine said most unmarried Iranian women toss their hijabs into the bin once they land in any western airport. And can I say that the presence of liberal minded women in a place where ‘modesty’ is all they’ve ever been taught to believe is a sign that there’s something unnatural about forcing women into a subdued lifestyle.
    We’re all told that covering up is a choice based on a commitment to God (which I know it is at some level). But from all discussions I’ve had, this commitment to God is required based on reasons deeply rooted in misogyny and objectification of women. And allowing such mindset at any level will lead to extreme cases like this one.
    I’m not one to berate any religion but similar to how the Pope is somewhat revising the Catholic Church and it’s hardline stand on some subjects, someone needs to toughen up and do the same for islam. Shebi that’s why it’s called organized religion? Biko make dem organize some moderation into their practices.

  6. Obianna

    July 17, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    You know, after doing so much research on cases like this (honour killings), I have nothing but disgust for the amount of sexism and patriarchy that these men have. The women in the middle east and Asia, especially, the poorer ones are suffering oo. My people, the same can be said for our own Africa. I bet you if this man was the one posting these videos, it would have been COMPLETELY ok because he is a man. Anywho, may this girl rest in peace. I don’t know what kind of videos she posted but I am sure it was her form of expression after years of living under such a patriarchal society. As for this man, I hope his punishment is “HONOURABLE”–das all!

  7. Marie

    July 17, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    RIP Miss Baloch…..see beauty gone away

  8. Simi

    July 17, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I think the media needs to stop using the word ‘honor’ for these killings and simply call them ‘murders’.

    I understand that the use of the word may have come out of a direct translation from the language but it seems to me that it connotes the perception that the killing is noble. In my opinion, stripping it of that ‘nobleness’ can help to reorientate some of these men. Well, amongst many other measures that can be taken.

  9. queenbee

    July 17, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Welcome to the peaceful religion called Islam. Causing us all peace daily. The world is gonna see a serious shakeup soon. I feel for this poor poor girl but it is the norm in a country run by Muslim ideology. She is just one in a long line of casualties. And it will continue. Because the problem is at the heart of the religion. And it’s strange relationship with women. I will say it again. Islam is not there to love or protect or protect the femail of the species. It is there to uphold the idea that the man is the superior and the woman is an a joining property. This is a religion where clerics tell people how to beat their wives safely. This will sadly continue. U til the world itself does a trump style stop to Islam.

  10. Jaybe

    July 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    We condemn this nonsense killing . Some things are best left to God to judge. She might even have repented if she was let to live.
    In response to those talking about about Muslims and women. We as Muslims have rules and ways laid down. From prayers offered when you were born to the prayers offered when you are dead. And everything in between.
    We are all creatures of God.and if in HIS book HE says he wants us covered, who are we to object?

    • Xtian

      July 18, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      @jaybe , and there we have. It is what it is.

  11. Gorgeous

    July 18, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Women are the problem of this world. They are the harshest critics of other women. Pamper men and blame women for men not being able to be men. This ranges from blaming the other woman to blaming another women for not knowing how to “keep” her home. Women are also the people that raise these animals. It doesn’t matter what religion they belong to. Women can change the world by raising our kids right. The craziest fundamentalist does not have can never overrule your mother’s training.

    • idomagirl

      July 18, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Was it a woman that killed her?
      Why do people like you blame women for everything? Abeg stop misyarning.

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