Qandeel Baloch, who was murdered by her brother in what police described as an honour killing, has been laid to rest in her family village in Dera Ghazi Khan this morning.
A large number of people including her family members were present during the burial in Shah Sadruddin.
Qandeels father, Muhammed Azeem, spoke to news stations telling them his daughter had planned to go into politics over the coming days, “She had asked me for permission about it and I’d given her a go-ahead,” he said.
He also said that it was his destiny to go through this pain at this late stage of his life and would never be able to forgive his sons for their actions.
Honour killings in Pakistan often go unpunished as blood money can be accepted by the family of the victim and since most honour killings are committed within families, blood money is often paid and the murderer is set free.
However, Mr Azeem has given a written complaint in which he accused his son of killing Qandeel and asked police to pursue a murder charge. Police have now officially registered a murder case.
Qandeels brother has already confessed to the killing and showed no remorse for what he did, telling journalists: “I have no regret on what I did,”
“We are respected people of Baloch cast. Qandeel’s videos making rounds on social media could not be tolerated, hence I myself decided to kill her. I am not ashamed of my act,” he said.
Her killing has caused massive outrage in Pakistan and calls for more severe punishments in Honour killing cases and changes to the law.
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