Pakistan: Qandeel Baloch's brother confesses 'honour' killing
July 18, Islamabad: The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch has been arrested for her murder, confessing he strangled her for "honour".
Waseem Azeem was arrested in Dera Ghazi Khan in central Pakistan, having earlier fled the family home and murder scene, late on Saturday.
"Yes, of course I strangled her," he told journalists in a press conference arranged by the police early on Sunday. "I have no regrets." He said that he acted alone and was "not embarrassed at all" because his sister's behaviour "was completely intolerable".
"She was on the ground floor while our parents were asleep on the rooftop," he said. "It was around 10.45pm when I gave her a tablet ... and then killed her."
Azhar Ikram, the police chief in Multan, where Baloch was killed, said: "Wasim confessed to his crime, saying he killed his sister for honour after her recent objectionable videos, mostly posted on Facebook."
Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, rose to fame for her provocative social media posts that saw her praised by some for breaking social taboos but condemned by conservatives, Al Jazeera reported.
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