Parents of Qandeel Baloch forgive sons
MULTAN: The parents of deceased social media star Qandeel Baloch on Wednesday announced to pardon their sons for their alleged involvement in the murder.
The parents submitted a plea in a Multan court saying they had pardoned their sons and wanted the case against them to be wrapped up. They requested the court to acquit their sons. Qandeel Baloch’s brothers Waseem and Aslam Shaheen were nominated in the case.
Waseem, brother of the victim, had confessed to killing his sister in honour’s name in 2016. He had said that she “brought dishonor to the Baloch clan” through sharing explicit content on Facebook.
The plea stated that the Anti-Honour Killing Laws (Criminal Amendment Bill) 2015, which did not allow murderers to be acquitted after being pardoned by the victim’s family, was passed several months after Qandeel Baloch was murdered, hence, it could not be applied in this case.
Earlier in a statement, father of the victim had said that he would not forgive his sons for killing his daughter.
About one-fifth of the world’s honor killings are allegedly performed in Pakistan. On June 28, a 17-year-old girl Zoha was poisoned in the name of honor by her in-laws in Gandaf Village, Swabi.
Zoha was married to Shahbaz Khan who lives in the US and planned to take her wife along with him soon, so for some time, she lived with her in laws.
Her mother-in-law, Khatun Bibi didn’t want Zoha to go to the USA. She tortured the poor soul mentally by blaming her for having illicit relations with several men in her husband’s absence.