The court hearing for the Qandeel Baloch murder case began today as scheduled, the judge adjourned the hearing till tomorrow (Wednesday) as per requested by the lawyer representing the cleric in question Mufti Abdul Qavi as he appeared before a sessions court in Multan for the first time.
Mufti Qavi is currently on a pre-arrest bail that was granted last week shortly after his non-bailable warrants were issued by Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Pervaiz Khan to arrest the cleric after the investigation officer complained about the lack of cooperation at Mufti Qavi’s end.
Today appearing in the court of District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Ameer Ahmad Khan, Mufti Qavi’s counsel requested the court for time till tomorrow so that he could prepare his arguments.
The judge granted the request and adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.
Last year on July the 16th social media model/sensation Qandeel Baloch was found strangled to death in her house in Multan’s Karimabad area. The model’s younger brother was later arrested from Dera Ghazi Khan as per the allegations placed on him by the murdered model’s father who said Waseem was guilty of killing his sister in the name of honor, after his arrest Waseem confessed to his crimes.
The controversial selfies of Qandeel with Mufti Qavi went viral on social media last year that took the social media by storm and costed the cleric his memberships of the Ruet-i-Hilal committee and the National Ulema Mushaikh Council shortly after which the model was murdered and that put Mufti Qavi under suspicion.
So far the cleric maintains that he had nothing to do with the murder but his constant reluctance to cooperate suggests differently.