Qandeel Baloch's father wants killer son to be sent to gallows

Qandeel Baloch
Qandeel Baloch

Lahore: The parents of slain social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch yesterday said they would not pardon their son for killing his sister in the name of “honour” and wish he is sent to the gallows for the “cold blooded” murder.

Qandeel Baloch's father mourning her death
Qandeel Baloch's father mourning her death

Qandeel’s brother has confessed to have strangulated her as Pakistan government, in an unusual move, turned plaintiff in the high-profile murder case.

“I will not forgive my son for what he has done. My wife and I want to see our son — Muhammad Waseem — and other suspects to be hanged for their unforgivable crime,” Qandeel’s father Muhammad Azeem said.

He added that he would feel happy if the suspects — his son and three others — were sent to gallows or at least get life imprisonment. “Waseem snatched from us our beautiful Qandeel. In fact, she was our son who would take better case of us,” he said. Qandeel’s mother Anwar Mai also shared her husband’s sentiments.

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