Bail for cleric in murder case
A defence lawyer says a Pakistani court has granted bail to a Muslim cleric who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2016 murder of social media model Qandeel Baloch. Khurram Babar said Judge Amir Khan ordered the release because police had implicated his client, Mufti Abdul Qawi, on unsubstantiated grounds. Ms Baloch was found strangled in her home after posting racy pictures on Facebook of herself with the cleric. Ms Baloch’s brother, Mohammed Wasim Azeem, has confessed to her murder and is facing trial. Ms Baloch’s father blamed Qawi for instigating his son to kill his sister.