Updated Jul 14, 2016 03:29pm

No one gives me any credit for speaking about girl power: Qandeel Baloch

Being bold is my revenge against this country, says Baloch
Being bold is my revenge against this country, says Baloch

The music video Qandeel Baloch made her debut in last week all but faded from our radars as a new controversy surfaced yesterday: that the young social media celebrity was previously married.

Speaking to Dawn, a man called Ashiq Hussain claims he married Qandeel in 2008 and that the couple had a son who now lives with him.

Ashiq says the marriage ended in 2009 and that, contrary to Qandeel's claims, he never physically abused her. According to him, Qandeel hoped to have an independent life and wanted a divorce: "She said, 'mujhe apni azaad zindagi chahiye... She wanted to do whatever she wanted."

In this candid interview, Qandeel tells her side of the story, touching on her marriage, how she took to social media, and why she made that music video.

Read on:

Images: Can you tell us how your marriage took place? What happened?

Qandeel Baloch: I didn’t run away from home. I’ve been dealing with the problem all day, telling everyone, attending their calls, telling the media. Media is not supporting me. They’re saying that I want to marry Imran Khan but I’m already married. This is wrong. What about my self-worth? My identity? I am a social media sensation, I am a fashion icon. I don’t know HOW many girls have felt support through my persona. I’m a girl power. So many girls tell me I’m a girl power, and yes, I am.

I was 17 years old when my parents forced an uneducated man on me. The abuse I have been through… It happens in places like this, in small villages, in Baloch families. This happened to me too.

"I never accepted him as my husband in my heart or mind," says Qandeel of her husband.
"I never accepted him as my husband in my heart or mind," says Qandeel of her husband.

I said, ‘No, I don’t want to spend my life this way’. I was not made for this. It was my wish since I was a child to become something, to be able to stand on my own two feet, to do something for myself.

But then they married me off when I was 17, 18. I was not happy and never accepted him as my husband.

What do you think will happen in a forced marriage? With an uneducated man, an animal. What would I say, that I am already married? Why would I say it?

I never accepted him as my husband in my heart or mind.

How I spent a year and a half with him, only I know. And I only did it because of the child. Otherwise I wouldn’t have spent even one month with him.

Images: Why do you call him an animal?

Qandeel: He is. The kind of torture he has inflicted on me, you can’t even imagine. Why? Because I was cute, I was young. He was older than me. He didn’t trust me. I don’t know why. I couldn’t connect with him on an intellectual level. Our ideas were very different.

Then I had a child, so I sacrificed. I spent a year and a half with him. After the child, I told him I want to study. I want to complete my education, I want to get a job, I want to stand on my own two feet. But he never agreed.

My family never supported me. I would say I don’t want to live with him, but they didn’t support me.

That man tried to throw acid on me. He said ‘I’ll burn your face because you’re so beautiful’. And today the media isn’t giving me any credit for speaking about empowerment of women, girl power.

Qandeel claims she ran away from her husband and found support in Darul Aman.
Qandeel claims she ran away from her husband and found support in Darul Aman.

They don’t recognize that this girl fought. Today I am capable of taking on the burden of an entire household. But no one gives me credit for that.

Images: Can you tell us a little bit more about your journey? Last time we spoke, you said you were around 17-18 when your parents let you do TV serials on PTV.

Qandeel: I was 17-18 when I got married. When I was 19 years old… I had a child within one year. Then there were fights, arguments, being violent with me. Then when my family didn’t support me, I ran away and found support in Darul Aman. That was my right.

I didn’t know what I would do ahead. It was in Multan. The child was with me. I had kept him with me because he was really young. He fell ill in Darul Aman. He was so sick, everyone told me that I should give him back to his father, that if anything happened to him, God forbid, they would do a case on me. I had to give my son back to them.

After that, I was discharged from there. I thought now I am capable of doing this on my own. I did a job, I completed my Matric and my Bachelors. I did a marketing job, I worked as a bus hostess, I did a lot of jobs, I struggled a lot. I got out from there. The first thing I did when I got out of Darul Aman was my Matric. Then I did my Bachelors privately, I kept doing it. I did quite few jobs, in Daewoo, in Lever Brothers. Quite a few jobs. Then after a while, I started working in showbiz.

Images: When did you start working in showbiz?

Qandeel: It was about 2012, 2013. I started from zero. Small fashion shows, small photoshoots. I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen a lot of things up close. I married my sister off, I gave jahez (dowry) for her wedding, I tried to keep relations going with my family, I bought a house for them in Multan. My parents are settled in Multan, my house is there.

The social media celeb says she tried to keep in touch with her son, now estranged.
The social media celeb says she tried to keep in touch with her son, now estranged.

Now today all of this is happening, people are filing cases against me. Now he’s standing up and saying I’m his wife. Where was he before?

Images: Are you divorced?

Qandeel: Yes, I got divorced.

Images: But it wasn’t a written divorce?

Qandeel: Talaaq ho gayi thi, khula ho gaya tha.

Images: So if you’re divorced, why is he only surfacing now?

Qandeel: I don’t know. I can’t understand.

Images: Has he been in touch with you?

Qandeel: No, we haven’t had any contact.

Images: Would you like to talk about your child?

Qandeel: What should I say about my child? It’s his child. His son.

Images: How do you feel about him [your child]?

Qandeel: I tried a lot to keep him close to me. But they didn’t let me speak to him.

I thought when my child is older, he’ll understand, he’ll see the environment there and feel that his mother was right, that she did what was right.

"You know how they try to misuse girls who are new to the industry," says Qandeel.
"You know how they try to misuse girls who are new to the industry," says Qandeel.

Images: Given your upbringing, how did you reach where you are today? You say that you’ve done really bold stuff. How did this happen?

Qandeel: I’ve fought with everyone . And now I have become so headstrong that I only do what I want. I started working in showbiz, I faced so many difficulties, you know what happens with girls here. You know what kinds of offers they make girls here. You know how they try to misuse girls who are new to the industry.

You could say that this is my revenge [from this country]. I don’t do these things happily.

Images: What do you mean what you do is an act of revenge?

Qandeel: Nothing is good in this society. This mardon ki society (patriarchal society) is bad. You probably know this already, think about the problems you face yourself.

Being a girl, think yourself, how difficult it is to move around as a woman in this society. How many men do you encounter who bother you? The same way, I have struggled through difficulties to make a place for myself in showbiz. It was very difficult. What kind of problems I have faced, I don’t think anyone can understand.

Qandeel says her next video will be planned better.
Qandeel says her next video will be planned better.

I want to give my followers a positive message, I want to give those girls a positive message who have been forcefully married, who continue to sacrifice. I want to be an example for those people. That’s my aim.

Images: We also wanted to speak to you about the video you did recently.

Qandeel: What’s wrong with it?

Images: Nothing’s wrong with it, we just wanted to ask you a few questions.

Qandeel: Okay...

Images: Why did you decide to do the video?

Qandeel: The song was nice and I liked it, that one line in there, “Don’t do it again."

I like Beyond Studio’s work. They have quality work. If there is a good offer after this, I will do it again, definitely, why not? I have my own plans for a music video after this which I have to start work on.

Qandeel says she isn't happy with the 'cheap' clothes in this video.
Qandeel says she isn't happy with the 'cheap' clothes in this video.

Images: How do you know Aryan Khan?

Qandeel: I don’t know Aryan, but I know Jibran who is the owner of Beyond Studio. I did it through him. I’m not satisfied with it.

Images: Why not?

Qandeel: Because I wasn’t so satisfied with my performance. You know, I haven’t learnt how to twerk properly. (laughs) I think I’ll have to take lessons.

I was trying to start a new trend in Pakistan, main ne socha acha trend start karoon.

People are criticizing me, saying I’m copying Nicki Minaj and Mia Khalifa. They enjoy their videos, why not Qandeel Baloch?

My work is entertainment, and I look at what entertains people. Whether it’s a selfie video or a music video.

Images: Where are the outfits you wore from?

Qandeel: Yaar, aap style ki baat kar rahi ho… I wasn’t satisfied with the outfits. They are my own clothes. Theek hai, theek ho gya. I chose the outfits, but it could have been much better. It was my first experience with a music video. Actually, I’ve done one before called 'Touch of Lady', but that was experimental. This was also experimental for me, in a way. Next time I will plan it properly. I will work with Beyond again.

Qandeel starred in this video with 21-year-old singer Aryan Khan.
Qandeel starred in this video with 21-year-old singer Aryan Khan.

Images: When did you shoot the video?

Qandeel: We shot it during Ramazan, we worked really quickly on it because it had to be released on Eid.

Images: What is the theme of the video supposed to be?

Qandeel: The makers had a theme in mind, that they wanted to do it this way.

I was a little scared when they were releasing it. I said don’t do it right now… I had some problems with some shots. They didn’t remove those shots, they said it wouldn’t be problematic at all. You’ve seen the reaction, these things are just making me stronger.

Images: How much would you rate the video out of 10 and why?

Qandeel: (long pause) 10/10. Why not? I broke a record in Pakistan, no one has done this before. Fine, the wardrobe is cheap, I agree it’s cheap. Fine, I don’t know how to dance. But look at my confidence. Look at the videography and professional work.

Images: What’s your favourite song of all time?

Qandeel: 'Ajnabi Hawayen' from the film Shaapit.


This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity. Additional reporting by Mahnoor Bari

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Honey Jul 14, 2016 03:43pm

She would have stood for girl power if she had continued with her studies instead of becoming a star in cheap videos.

aslam shaikh Jul 14, 2016 04:02pm

Girl power does not come from wearing cheap clothes and talking trash.

Pawroti Jul 14, 2016 04:03pm

Kudos. You just earned a new fan.

Next step, Bollywood. There you will flourish.

Kashmiri Jul 14, 2016 04:06pm

"I couldn’t connect with him on an intellectual level". hahahahahahaha. This was really funny Qandeel.

Bios Jul 14, 2016 04:11pm

Would be fun to listen to her actual interview, rather than reading the English translated version (in which someone else has fixed all the grammar and tenses). Any possibility of that? :-)

Nausheen M Jul 14, 2016 04:25pm

I want to say a few things, please. -An uneducated girl gets an uneducated man, what's wrong with that? -She says she was cute, really? We are seeing the photos and the couple looks perfect for each other. -She was not 17, 18 at the time of marriage, her nikah nama says 20... -She says they exploit girls in showbiz... why is she the one taking off her clothes and being famous for all kind of vulgar stuff? She should not get the kind of coverage she is getting.

atif khan Jul 14, 2016 04:31pm

the way she is trying to get famous i think this ashiq hussain is also rented one.

KnowTheTruth Jul 14, 2016 04:36pm

Nobody gives you credit because nobody believes in what you are saying.

Jawaid Islam Jul 14, 2016 04:55pm

Very cheap actions by her in the video. Not for our culture.

Dr. Ashraf Kh Jul 14, 2016 04:58pm

I don’t know why we taking his showbiz girl seriously. But, I like the fact that she area exposed another dirty side of our society.

Einstein Babar Jul 14, 2016 05:03pm

I don't know why but I like this lady, she has a clean heart

Einstein Babar Jul 14, 2016 05:36pm

though he spent only two years with you, but still I consider your ex husband lucky, you are a nice lady, Qandeel

Fawaz Khalil Jul 14, 2016 05:50pm

I completely get what she is saying...kudos to her for being so brave. She is using social media to get over her many disadvantages that she started with (education, pedigree) and earning fame....nothing wrong with that at all. She is giving people what they want and/or like to see. All the haters in the comments and elsewhere still see her videos and follow her on social media. We seem to be ok with the Kardashians, Minajs and other western celebrities doing this type of stuff but thumb our nose at someone like her who is trying to break through in an exceptionally male-dominated society. I'm especially impressed with her self-awareness - she knows where she needs to improve!!! You go girl! more power and fame to you and may you prosper!!!

A Jul 14, 2016 06:14pm

A tragic story- sad to read this. I hope she will find out that she can do better things than obscene scenes in music videos- why not support these girls who are in a similar situation in other ways? I can understand her view and also - Pakistan should start to respect its women! The circle has to be broken.

Skeptic Jul 14, 2016 06:20pm

You look like someone with zero (or less than) intellectual capacity..

And you're expecting respect and credit??

ART KP Jul 14, 2016 06:23pm

She has been through a lot in life but still has a smile on her face for world. You're a soldier!

aleph Jul 14, 2016 06:36pm

@Nausheen M She wanted to educate herself and make sth out of her life- but her parents forced her into a marriage- that is wrong-

uzair Jul 14, 2016 06:57pm

girl power or showing skin power !!! she is messed up

Gul Hasan Jul 14, 2016 07:20pm

If her nudity defines "girl power", I'd request someone from "women equality" organization define decently what women/girl power is.

Gnord Jul 14, 2016 07:35pm

What ever she is, she is. She is going in her own grave, not mine, no one elses. She is cheap, vulgar, right, wrong, young, old whatever. Only she is responsible for her actions/words. Let it rest at that. She may not be the desirable type for our so-called altruistic society, no one has the right to pass a judgement on any one. I do not agree with the way she carries herself, but I have no business judging what she is doing.

Exlim Jul 14, 2016 07:39pm

Always good to have controversial individuals in showbiz. How would we be entertained without them?

AQ Jul 14, 2016 07:43pm

She is just a joke and media is stupid

NT Jul 14, 2016 07:45pm

I have a great deal of respect for her bravery, confidence and honesty. She is not a hypocrite.

Sajid Jul 14, 2016 07:49pm

Ok so i read her interview. If we truly want to understand her life's situation, we must put ourselves in her shoes. She had seen worse days in her life, which probably negatively effected the way she thinks, the way she do stuff etc. I kinda felt sad for her. Very few from us can really understand what she means by "taking revenge."

Shirazi Jul 14, 2016 07:51pm

@aleph - yeah and you really believe that what she says? Every word of it, I mean really????

s.khan Jul 14, 2016 08:02pm

Why someone's marriage or divorce is such a public spectacle in the country? It is a private matter, be it Imran Khan or Qandeel Baloch or any body else. Media has nothing better to do. It is a common knowledge that marriages are arranged or even forced by the parents and personal choice can result in honour killing. Instead of reforming this evil institution, media turns it into an entertainment. shame.

Zack Khan Jul 14, 2016 08:25pm

QAndeeel...intellectual!...WHAT!!

N_Saq Jul 14, 2016 08:43pm

I have all the respect for her. She has been through a lot but the best thing is that she is a fighter. Girls like her are the ones who will break the chains of the Pak patriarchal society. It is time. Let the people be free.

AKB Jul 14, 2016 09:11pm

Is she working for the girls power or spreading vulgarity which is not acceptable in Pakistani society?

Mahmood Jul 14, 2016 09:12pm

According to her, she was married at 17, to 'an uneducated man, an animal'.

Wow, so how many college degrees did you have by the time you were 17, oh exalted one??

Jimmyali Jul 14, 2016 09:18pm

If nudity is girl power then I am glad there is no such place in our society

Ben Jul 14, 2016 09:51pm

More power to you. We, men are the biggest Hippocrates in these matters. You do your thing and do not worry about ignorant, biased, and uneducated lot.

Naveed Jul 14, 2016 10:04pm

Despite her obvious her revealing and vulgar videos, pictures and persona, she should be glad she is still free in Pakistan. Even in an otherwise 'westernized' place like Dubai, she would've been promptly sent to jail for her antics to corrupt the youth, especially young girls.

asad Jul 14, 2016 10:43pm

I am sure no sane pakistani girl would want to follow your footsteps of cheap popularity especially through nudity and obscenity, and stop talking about girl power when you have literally no idea what it should stand for.

SyedChaudhryGangaDinKhan Jul 14, 2016 10:54pm

How about a Nobel Prize? Yours will come in the mail.

AXH Jul 14, 2016 10:56pm

@Pawroti - "Next step, Bollywood. There you will flourish." If taking clothes off means flourishing then yes.

RAO Jul 14, 2016 11:51pm

NEXT STEP IS BOLLYWOOD...OR LET ME KNOW ..I CAN PRODUCE A VIDEO AND RELEASE IN INDIA...

malik Jul 15, 2016 12:46am

Haha her ex-husband also needs make over :)

amina Jul 15, 2016 12:53am

You are wonderful Qandeel. Girl power all the way. Well done.

Javed Jul 15, 2016 12:55am

QB, future belongs to those who have courage to act.

Nadeem Jamali Jul 15, 2016 01:13am

A very brave and determined woman. Everyone has their own limitations. It's easy for affluent city people to mock her on her English skills. But she has done more to challenge Pakistani taboos, taboos which enable the treatment women as second class citizens, than anyone else ever has. There can of course be other ways of challenging the status quo, ways which are not as shocking, but this is a perfectly legitimate way. In some ways, this is the most appropriate way of responding to the types of nasty ways in which women are shamed and humiliated into submission in Pakistan. Qandeel Baloch is exactly what this country needs. Pakistani women can disown her now, but in 20 years, she'll be the one whom all women will point to as the person who freed them. This is unfortunately how the world works.

Lahore kid Jul 15, 2016 02:04am

I'm a social media sensation, I'm a fashion icon, I'm beautiful and talented? WOW, yes you are a media sensation alright, everyone is laughing at you from what I have read so far, you are sadly mistaken, I would never allow any female in my family to act like you, they don't need girl power if thats what you call it, our girls need girl power from good education, class and respect. Thats girl power, anyone can wear a short dress and twerk, well besides you, you can't even do that.

WildCat Jul 15, 2016 02:43am

I like what Einstein Babar says about Qandeel in these comments. She is admirable for many reasons: (1) couldn't care less about getting rich. (2) fights injustice. (3) she has a desire to be acclaimed for what she does. (4) she is highly articulate unlike a lot of others in the war she has taken on. The above four points are only a few of her assets.

BNS Jul 15, 2016 02:51am

Bravo QB, if you like what you do, continue doing it. Good luck!

AI Raza Jul 15, 2016 04:13am

Meanwhile, another husband bites the dust. Who's next?

hirni Jul 15, 2016 04:15am

@Honey who would have financed her study mam?

sultan pervez Jul 15, 2016 04:21am

How will you define girl power? To me you'll need to be a professional to start with, be able to sell your knowledge, experience,abilities and above all get international recognition from one of the top universities in the world prior to going out for such a fame. You must remember people care about track record and are fully aware that all that glitters is not gold. Your deeds will matter on the day of judgement NOT wealth.

Farouq Omaro Jul 15, 2016 04:44am

Don't worry Qandeel, I fully support you and I know many more also do. Thank God you are free from such a horrible marriage.

NASR Jul 15, 2016 05:10am

"I never accepted him as my husband in my heart or mind," says Qandeel of her husband. Your stance in the picture says many things including your future

Hemant Jul 15, 2016 06:58am

@uzair you said girl power or skin power... I think it depends on what you see.. Seems you like to see the skin.. What you see is managed by eyes What you perceive is managed by mind and heart

First is given by God Second is controlled by culture

With totally patriarchal culture in Pakistan can't imagine what your mind perceived...

WildCat Jul 15, 2016 07:05am

Qandeel is in spirit a warrior princess infinitely more powerful than all the US lawmakers calling for sanctions against Pakistan and their Pakistani counterparts like Raza Rabbani combined.

Rocky Jul 15, 2016 08:29am

Really admire her guts and the way she has transformed herself ... doing all this alone in a medieval society like we have in pakistan is a huge achievement.

saeeds Jul 15, 2016 08:50am

You are brave girl . Standing against this sick society need lot of courage . Well done .

Surya Kant Jul 15, 2016 09:14am

I always admired you as torch bearer of female freedom. I wonder that you are alive and kicking in Pakistan. We can understand Poonam Pandey in India.

Surya Kant Jul 15, 2016 09:15am

@Jimmyali Nudity is natural. I was a born nude.

SHAH Jul 15, 2016 09:19am

She is a brave and modern girl like Kareena Kapoor. You are free like other women please do whatever you want!

Ahmar Qureshi Jul 15, 2016 09:54am

I raise my voice for the people without a voice can be heard - Malala Usufzai

I shot a video for the people without a vision can even see :-D ! - The "Power" Puff Girl Qadneel Baloch

xyz-Indian Jul 15, 2016 10:01am

Wishing you all the best whatever you do Mam, Please ensure you strive to be the best in that field.

Sara Jul 15, 2016 10:22am

Girl power to you Qandeel. You go girl.

Debu Jul 15, 2016 11:14am

haha poor QB, seeing the pic of her hubby and then her ... well lets just say they really weren't KimmyK and jayZ

Realist Jul 15, 2016 11:15am

Girl power is not about flaunting your body in public. This is just like when a man abuses a woman. He is not projecting male power.

Ahmed Jul 15, 2016 11:19am

WOW...its hard to believe that there is a bigger liar in this world than donald trumpf...kudos fauzia azeem you really have broken all records of lying

Ahmed Jul 15, 2016 11:22am

@Naveed: doesnt seem like you've ever been to dubai from what you wrote

neutral Jul 15, 2016 11:23am

She is one of the millions like her around the world. These type of people come and vanish in the dark sooner than soon. Give her credit to discredit a man of integrity - a relegious scholar who lost his job and stained his reputation. Society and media should ignore and discourage these type of people who seek cheaper than cheap publicity.

adv bhatti Jul 15, 2016 11:59am

Whatever she did, is right in her own sence, because the forced marriage 's could be felt only by the the person who suffered. Criticism is a very easy job rather every thing.

adv bhatti Jul 15, 2016 12:00pm

@Sara good, encouraging

adv bhatti Jul 15, 2016 12:03pm

@Nausheen M , she have chosen her way of life as per her own prudence, but unfortunately not yours.

munir ahmed advocate Jul 15, 2016 12:04pm

@Nausheen M you are saying right.

munir ahmed advocate Jul 15, 2016 12:05pm

you are saying right

Samina Jul 15, 2016 12:53pm

I support whatever she does. True empowerment means one is able to do what ever he or she wants to do. She is empowered as well as bold to pursue her dreams in a society where everyone is judgmental and extremely narrow minded.

Maasai Warrior Jul 15, 2016 02:54pm

Ok this was really an eye opener for me. I wouldn't mind marrying QB if she ever decides to leave showbiz and live a respectable married life.

Mahnoor Khan Jul 15, 2016 04:53pm

@Einstein Babar you saying right.

Mahmood Jul 15, 2016 08:28pm

@Ahmed Clearly, every major international city has its seedy parts -- which some may not be familiar with , or choose to avoid.

Tahir Awan Jul 15, 2016 08:54pm

I really appreciate Qandeel Baluch, not as a model or for her beauty, but for her women power, she has shown strength from a weak women to a celebrity. Women you must carry on with your ambitions and men who treat women like Qandeel as inferior must get the message, Women has the power.

kit kit Jul 16, 2016 12:56am

@Nausheen M you marry a man like that then. Its not up to you to decide if he looks good with her on their photos or not.She wasnt attracted to him -end of I am not saying that what she does now is empowering or right in any way but no wonder she despises the culture which gave a home to that abuse. Its attitudes like yours with prescriptive and ignorant attitudes to other peoples personal lives which close down women in rural parts of Pakistan. Regardless of what she has done I think she has sent similar girls a message that they should leave these men. These are not marriages but certified rape. you are disgrace to Pakistani women, not her

kit kit Jul 16, 2016 12:59am

@atif khan wouldnt be surprised. the' son 'looks nothing like her too. doesnt take much to take a photo and pay him off . however if it is true we shoud be supporting her for leaving the ugly old man

Chris Roberts Jul 16, 2016 08:48am

Congratulations, Qandeel, for taking such a bold step to hopefully shock Pakistani society into doing some very serious thinking about how so many women are treated and made to feel worthless and powerless. How many men have actually thought about how they would feel or react if they were consistently told: where they can and can't go; whom to mix with; what to wear and not to wear; who they are obliged to marry; what career or job they can and can't have... is it humanly possible to live a happy and fulfilling life under these conditions??? At some point, whatever has been simmering under the lid is bound to explode. Perhaps, along the lines of #Girls in Green, there could be a sort of #Girls are Out, where women get together and go out in miniskirts just to make a point. Hats off to you, qandeel. May more women stand up and take charge of their lives, and claim their rightful place in society.

Jk Jul 16, 2016 12:34pm

Muslim countries struggle till extrem religious leaders allowed

hack345 Jul 16, 2016 04:48pm

i am verry sad fore dath qandeel RIP

Hello Its Me Jul 16, 2016 06:46pm

She may not have been the role model for most families, but she did not deserve to die.

independentthinker Jul 16, 2016 10:08pm

Credit for "Girl Power" - I guess Malala Yousufzai also fought for "Girl Power"! I personally like Malala's approach! Having said that, I still regret her passing away. You might disagree with her values, but it does not give you the right to take her life!

Javed Jul 17, 2016 01:00am

QB, she had a long way to go... alas, it was not meant to be :(

Vaibhav Jul 17, 2016 07:49am

I am in deep shock as I read her interview 2 days back here at Dawn and now came to know that she has been honored killed . This is not new to South Asian countries and happens in India even after much development and relatively educated people.

The question that I want to ask with my Pakistani friends is that if that was guilty of wearing less cloth in those videos then what about the Director, Actor and Producer of that Song/Video. What about people who downloaded her video and watched so many a time... So in short everyone is wrong, but then who are these people to give justice.

If she has done something wrong then Allah will punish her , who are you to decide. Wake up Guys, it is not about Qandel but it is for humanity, you freedom and your progress.

Mutahhir Jul 19, 2016 10:50am

I feel really sad on the sad death of Qandeel Baloch and I certainly will never condone or agree with the notion that someone can be killed for honour. But plz be very clear that whatever she was doing can in no way be linked to girl power or things of such sort.

jimmyali Jul 19, 2016 04:32pm

RIP that's all I can say now.

Suraya Jul 20, 2016 12:31am

@neutral His actions are his responsibility, not hers!

Suraya Jul 20, 2016 12:35am

@Lahore kid You would never allow?! Who put you in charge? Such a weak coward unable to handle a woman's freedom. You do not own any other human being. Only yourself.