Qandeel Baloch murder case: Primary suspect petitions to change state-provided lawyer

Maimoona Saeed

MULTAN: The primary suspect in the Qandeel Baloch murder case submitted a petition on Wednesday to request his state-provided lawyer be changed.

Mohammad Waseem, the primary suspect, was presented in court alongside the other accused, including Haq Nawaz, Zafar, Abdul Basit, and Mufti Abdul Qavi.

On the other hand, the cross-questioning of Aslam Shaheen, another suspect in the Qandeel Baloch murder case, was completed during a hearing.

The district and sessions judge subsequently adjourned the hearing till June 25.

Earlier, on June 3, 2019, a request of exemption from appearance had been presented on behalf of the witnesses, including Sub-Inspector (SI) of police Mohammad Saeed, Constable Kashif, and Ayaz. The officers were unable to attend due to special duties.

Social media celebrity and model Qandeel Baloch was honour-killed on July 15, 2016, in Multan's Muzaffarabad town.