Mufti Qavi appears before court in Qandeel murder case


Mufti Abdul Qavi appeared before a judicial magistr-ate’s court on Tuesday in connection with Qandeel Baloch’s murder case. Qavi appeared before Sessions Judge Chaudhry Ameer Muhammed.
However, since he appeared without legal counsel he was asked to appear again on Wednesday with legal representation, after which the hearing was adjourned for the day.
Qavi told journalists following his appearance that he appeared today, will appear tomorrow and will continue to cooperate with the police and the courts.He said he would respect whatever the verdict of the court would be in the case.
Earlier non-bailable arrest warrants had been issued for the cleric on request of the investigation officer who informed the court that the cleric was not cooperating with the police.
Qavi had at the time said that he was always present in his seminary and was available for any cooperation the police wanted, adding that he had obtained interim bail and therefore could not be arrested.
Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised Pakistan, was allegedly strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem.
In his confession Waseem claimed she had brought shame on the family and owned up to his crime in a press conference after his arrest.—INP

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