Qandeel Baloch’s brother charged with her murder

ISLAMABAD: A court has charged the brother of a slain social media star, Qandeel Baloch, with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country’s highest-profile “honour killings”.

Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies thatpolarised the conservative Muslim country, was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem.

He said she had brought shame on the family and confessed to his crime in a press conference after his arrest.

The model was sexually demeaned by her detractors. But fans praised her for daring to challenge social norms by appearing in videos that by Western standards would appear tame.

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