From The Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-pakistan-model-20160716-snap-story.html
By Associated Press
July 16, 2016
fashion model Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by
posting pictures of herself with a Muslim cleric on social media, was
strangled by her brother, police said Saturday.
Her parents told
police one of her six brothers strangled her as she slept in the
family's home in Multan, police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar told the
Associated Press. She said police are searching for the suspect.
whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was little-known until recently, when
she offended many conservatives by posting pictures of herself with
Mufti Qavi, a prominent cleric. She said they enjoyed soft drinks and
cigarettes during the daylight hours in the holy month of Ramadan, when
practicing Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.
The pictures and
allegations caused a scandal in conservative Pakistan, and the
government removed Qavi from the official moon-sighting committee that
determines when Ramadan starts and ends in accordance with the Islamic
Baloch had said Qavi told her he wanted to see
her face before the committee met to determine the Eid al-Fitr holiday
marking the end of Ramadan, which was observed earlier this month.
Qavi denied the allegations, saying he met with her only to discuss the teachings of Islam.
Earlier this month, Baloch sought protection from the government, saying she was receiving anonymous death threats.
of Pakistani women are killed by family members each year in so-called
honor killings, which are seen as punishment for violating conservative
Complete article at: http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-pakistan-model-20160716-snap-story.html
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