A judicial magistrate in Multan on Thursday issued bailable arrest warrants for cleric Mufti Abdul Abdul Qavi in the Qandeel Baloch murder case.
Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Pervez Khan issued the warrants for the cleric after Investigation Officer Noor Akbar said Qavi had not been appearing in court and was not cooperating with the investigation.
Following the magistrate’s orders, Qavi approached the court to secure bail. District and Sessions Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan approved the cleric’s pre-arrest bail against a surety bond of Rs100,000 until Oct 17.
Police had included Qavi’s name as a suspect in the murder case of the social media celebrity on the request of her father, Muhammad Azeem, the complainant in the case, who in a statement before the police suspected the cleric’s possible role in her murder.
Qandeel Baloch was found dead in her family’s home in Multan on July 16. Her brother, Muhammad Waseem, had alleged to have killed her for ‘dishonouring’ the family
Waseem, who earlier claimed that he was the lone killer, disclosed the name of his cousin Haq Nawaz as a co-suspect after a polygraph test.