Mufti Qawi ‘touched’ me during interview: BBC journalist

ISLAMABAD – After Qandeel Baloch’s incident, Mufti Abdul Qawi has got himself into another trouble as a BBC journalist claimed that Mufti ‘touched’ her during the interview.

According to reports, Hani Taha who is linked to BBC stated that the incident happened when she went to meet Mufti Abdul Qavi to record his statement after the death of social media sensation Qandeel Baloch.

Hani maintained that those who sided with Qandeel Baloch believed that Mufti Qawi was somehow involved in her brutal murder, and held the view that Qawi was not questioned because of the strong support he enjoyed from scholars and preachers, reported Daily Pakistan.

When Hani met Mufti Qawi, the latter enquired about the meaning of her name.

“I expressed my desire to offer prayer. In response, Mufti Qawi posed asked me the meaning of my name,” she said.

The BBC journalist then claimed that after the prayer, Mufti Qawi touched her cheeks which she considered unacceptable behavior for a religious cleric.

“Whatever the intention of Mufti Qawi was (for touching my cheeks) it was irrational and vulgar,” Hani added.

The BBC journalist also reported her horrible experience when she approached Attiya Jeffery, the investigative officer of Qandeel’s murder case.

The investigative officer was of the view that it was not a case of honor killing.