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Qandeel Baloch: Parents fail to free brothers accused of killing sister

Ms Baloch, 26, was strangled in July 2016, in a murder that shocked Pakistan and the wider world.

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Qandeel Baloch: Parents fail to free brothers accused of killing sister

The parents of a Pakistani social media star allegedly murdered by her brothers have lost their bid to free their sons.

Qandeel Baloch's parents told the court they forgave Waseem and Aslam Shaheen, who are on trial for the apparent honour killing.

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Her brother Waseem initially confessed, saying she had brought shame on his family, but later changed his plea.

Another six men have been arrested in connection with the killing, while a seventh - believed to be another brother - has absconded


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Cases of women being killed for "dishonouring" their family are commonplace in Pakistan. Nearly 1,100 women were killed by relatives in so-called honour killings in 2015, according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). Many more cases go unreported.

A loophole in the law used to allow perpetrators to avoid punishment because they could seek forgiveness from another family member. But in the wake of Ms Baloch's death - and the discussion it prompted - that loophole was closed.

However, Ms Baloch's parents argued that because the change happened after her killing, they should still be able to pardon their sons.

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Her father, Muhammad Azeem, had originally said he wanted her killers "to get death", telling BBC Urdu that his son Waseem should be "shot on sight".

But on Thursday he told the court in Multan, Punjab, that he and his wife had now decided to pardon their sons - but not the other accused - "in the name of Allah", according to BBC Urdu.

The court rejected the plea, entered on Wednesday, saying the case against the two men would continue as planned.

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