Mufti Abdul Qavi, who got suspended from Ruet-e-Hilal Committee membership after selfies with Qandeel Baloch generated a lot of controversy, said the murder of the model is a lesson for others.
Reacting on killing of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, he said no one should make mockery of Ulema. However, he said, he condemns the murder of Qandeel and he has forgiven her from the core of his heart.
Mufti Qavi’s statement sparked criticism on social media.
TV anchorperson Meher Bokhari said, “No honour in murder. Shameless Qavi portraying this as a consequence of wrongfully blaming someone. He doesn’t stand purified in Qandeels death.”
TV anchorperson Farrukh K Pitafi in a tweet said, “My question to news would be why they air such an irresponsible statement of Qavi which amounts to open threat?”
Sukaina Ali said, “Mufti Qavi says he forgives Qandeel Baloch. What a third-class banda.”
Qandeel was allegedly murdered by her own brother in Multan on Friday night.
Qandeel had earlier claimed she was receiving death threats and had sought security. However, following “no response” from the Interior Ministry on her application for getting personal security, social media starlet Qandeel was planning to settle abroad after Eidul Fitr, citing security threats in the backdrop of her scandal with Mufti Abdul Qawi as the reason.
Qandeel set the social media on fire after she posted on her facebook page at least three selfies of herself with Mufti Abdul Qavi of the Veena Malik fame.
One of the pictures shows Qandeel wearing Mufti Qavi’s signature hat on her head while playfully posing for the picture.
The post shows the Mufti, who is known for his conservative stance on women, in an interesting, if not compromising position.