Qandeel Baloch murder case: Maleeka Bokhari says state reviewing ‘legal options’


2022-02-19 18:39:00

Late mannequin Qandeel Baloch. Fb/File 
  • Maleeka Bokhari says state is reviewing authorized choices in mild of regulation and SC judgments. 
  • Bokhari calls honour killing of ladies and lady a “black mark” on society. 
  • Qandeel Baloch’s brother, who had confessed to the crime, was acquitted by LHC.

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Regulation and Justice Maleeka Bokhari shared on Saturday that the state was reviewing “legal options” in mild of regulation and Supreme Courtroom (SC) judgments within the social media starlet Qandeel Baloch’s murder case.

Qandeel’s brother — Mohammad Waseem — had confessed to strangling his sister within the title of honour. He was arrested and sentenced by a trial court docket for all times in jail. Nevertheless, the choice was overturned by the Lahore Excessive Courtroom. 

“The state is undertaking a review of legal options in the Qandeel Baloch case in light of law and Supreme Court judgments,” tweeted Bokhari.  

The ruling get together lawmaker mentioned that honour killing of ladies and women is a “black mark” on the society. 

Learn extra: Why was Qandeel Baloch’s brother acquitted?

“Law was amended to ensure murderer of women, whether a ‘celebrity’ or ordinary woman does not walk free,” famous Bokhari. 

LHC acquits accused Qandeel Baloch’s brother and assassin Waseem Khan

Earlier this week, following the instructions of the Multan bench, the LHC acquitted Qandeel Baloch’s brother Waseem Khan in her murder case.

In line with the judgment, the choice was taken over an settlement between the events concerned and retraction of statements recorded by the witnesses.

Waseem was sentenced to life imprisonment on September 27, 2019, by a mannequin court docket in Multan.

Advocate Sardar Mehboob introduced arguments on behalf of the accused. In 2016, Waseem had strangled his sister Qandeel to loss of life whereas she was at dwelling.

Learn extra: Mannequin Qandeel Baloch killed by her brother, says police

Her father Muhammad Azeem Baloch had lodged a murder case in opposition to his son Waseem, accomplices Haq Nawaz and others. An affidavit submitted by the dad and mom in 2016 additionally named two of their different sons, Aslam Shaheen and Arif.

Waseem had gone on report and admitted to drugging and killing his sister when he was introduced earlier than a particular Justice of the Peace.

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