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Wednesday Nov 15 2017
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After a month behind bars, Mufti Qavi vows to work on prison reforms

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GEO NEWS
About the Qandeel murder case, Qavi said that the entire thing is in front of everyone and alleged that failed attempts are being made to twist the case. Photo: Geo News
 

MULTAN: Mufti Abdul Qavi, who is on trial in the Qandeel Baloch murder case, said on Wednesday that he will make suggestions for improving the conditions of prisons.

Qavi was released on bail on Tuesday after spending a month in physical and judicial remand. 

“During my detention, I saw problems in jails up-close," he said during a media talk here, adding that he will extend maximum cooperation to the families of the prisoners if they contact him.

About the murder case, Qavi said that the entire thing is in front of everyone and alleged that failed attempts are being made to twist the case.

He said that everything will become clear once the charge-sheet in the case is submitted.

A sessions court on Tuesday granted bail to Qavi, one of the suspects in the murder of social media celebrity Baloch, a day after his judicial remand was extended.

On October 18, Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Pervez issued non-bailable warrants for Qavi after investigation officer Noor Akbar requested the court to do so on the grounds that the cleric is not cooperating with the police.

The cleric was later arrested after reportedly attempting to escape.

After being arrested, Qavi complained of chest pain and was admitted to a hospital. He also underwent angiography in the following days and was discharged later.

Qandeel Baloch murder case

Qandeel Baloch. Photo: File 

Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarised Pakistan, was allegedly strangled on July 16, 2016 by her brother Waseem.

In his 'confession', Waseem claimed she had brought shame on the family and owned up to his crime in a press conference after his arrest the same day. Waseem, his cousin Haq Nawaz and Abdul Basit were indicted in December 2016 and pleaded not guilty.

Prior to her death, Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, spoke of worries about her safety and had appealed to the Interior Ministry to provide her with security.

In Facebook posts, Baloch, 26, spoke of trying to change "the typical orthodox mindset" of people in Pakistan.

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