MULTAN: Muhammad Wasim, the main accused in the Qandeel Baloch murder case who is also the brother of the victim, was freed on Saturday after a court ruled it was not an “honour killing”, allowing their mother to pardon him.
Earlier, the court acquitted Qandeel Baloch’s brother Wasim. According to the details, the accused’s mother had submitted her consent to the court. A bench of Lahore High Court acquitted the main accused Wasim.
The court ruled in favour of the accused after submission of consent.
Earlier, in September 2019, a court had sentenced Wasim’s brother Wasim to life imprisonment for killing model and actress Qandeel Baloch in the name of honour in 2016.
Following the completion of the hearing of Qandeel Baloch murder case in Multan Model Court on September 26, 2019, Model Court Judge Imran Shafi delivered the reserved judgment after completion of arguments of the parties, statements of witnesses, and completion of cross-examination.
According to police, Qandeel Baloch’s brother was angry because his photos and videos went viral, on which he killed them in the name of honour and escaped.
Wasim, the victim’s brother, had also confessed to the crime, but later denied it when a formal charge was filed in the court. The court had angrily rejected the plea of Qandeel Baloch’s parents to pardon their son.