Pakistani Model Allegedly Strangled By Her Brother In Honour Killing

Qandeel Baloch

Qandeel Baloch

Furthermore, Azeem admits that he is a drug addict but maintains that he was in full control of his mind when he killed his sister by slipping her a sleeping pill and then strangling her in their home.

He was later arrested and confessed on a video that police showed at a news conference.

Baloch, believed to be in her twenties, had travelled with her family from the city of Karachi to Muzzafarabad village in central Punjab province for the recent Eid holiday.

"I am trying to change the typical orthodox mindset of people who don't wanna come out of their shells of false beliefs and old practices", she wrote.

Qandeel's brother, Wasim, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning hours after he killed his sister. "I am not embarrassed at all over what I did", he said. In one picture, she is wearing the cleric's trademark fur-lined hat.

Her request for better security was ignored by the government, Dawn reported, despite pleas made three weeks ago to the Interior Minister and other senior officials.

Video of her dancing to a popular rap song was widely circulated, and at the time of her death she had 40,000 followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook.

Multan Police Chief Akram Azhar says the police have been searching for the brother, Waseem Azeem, who runs a local mobile phone shop.

Baloch offered to do a striptease if Pakistan won a cricket world competition, and has been compared to the USA reality star Kim Kardashian.

But many grieved, saying she had helped the cause of women in a society where they are often banned from working or even appearing in public in ultra-conservative areas.

A case under Sections 302 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code which deal with "punishment for willful murder" has been registered.

. "The death of Qandeel Baloch conveys an insidious message: that women will be kept back at all cost; murdered, if they dare nurture ambitions to break the glass ceiling", the newspaper stated.

Her real name was Fouzia Azeem but she chose Qandeel Baloch as her pseudonym after stepping into modelling. He was not happy with the kind of things Qandeel used to post online and was critical of her social media presence. A lot of people took to social media soon after the Pakistani model, actress, and social media sensation's death was announced yesterday.

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