Qandeel Baloch is a Pakistani model who shot to fame on social media following her promise to strip if Pakistan beat India in the World T20 cricket match.
Dawn reported yesterday that she was killed by her brother in Multan, in a suspected case of honour killing. Qandeel's brother has been absconding since she was found dead.
Baloch described herself as a singer/actor/model on her social media pages, and according to her website she has acted in 'numerous drama serials.'
After her announcement to strip if Pakistan beat India in the World T20 match, she became famous among Indians as the Pakistani Poonam Pandey.
While many will take exception to Baloch's posts and videos, she found an Indian fan in singer Sonu Nigam who tweeted saying 'she has insane amount of courage and intelligence.'
Some people have insane amount of courage and intelligence, which is mistaken for foolishnes. Superb Qandeel Baloch! Every1s talking about u— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) March 17, 2016
Baloch was a big fan of Pakistan's cricket captain Shahid Afridi but when it comes to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this is what she had to say:
"Modi for madame tossao. Maybe put him under criminals section?"
Modi for madame tossao. Maybe put him under criminals section? https://t.co/6b6CU0pobv— Qandeel Baloch (@QandeelQuebee) March 16, 2016
In a candid interview with the Dawn earlier this week, after a man claimed himself to be her husband, this late social media sensation revealed her side of the story - her marriage, how she took to social media and why she made that music video.
Qandeel said, “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 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.”
In the interview she revealed her discord with her family.