Bail for cleric in mur­der case

Irish Examiner - - World News -

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.

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