Mufti Abdul Qavi fled from the court premises after his bail plea in the Qandeel Baloch murder case got rejected on Wednesday, Samaa reported.
District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Ameer heard the proceedings in the case today.
The judge, after hearing the parties, rejected Qavi’s bail please and ordered his arrest. The cleric fled from the court premises after listening to the verdict.
Raids are being carried out for his arrest.
Upon his arrival in the court earlier, Mufti Qavi said that the truth will emerge victorious and he will accept the decision of the court.
Internet sensation Qandeel Baloch took social media by storm as she posted on her Facebook page at least three selfies of herself with Mufti Abdul Qavi.
One of the pictures shows Qandeel playfully posing for the selfie with Mufti Qavi’s signature hat on her head, while latter is holding a cell phone to his ear. Another picture shows Qandeel posing with Mufti Qavi, sitting next to him.
Talking to media, Qandeel claimed that Mufti Qavi had invited her to meet him in a hotel for Iftar.
She said that Mufti Qavi had been persuading her since quite some time to meet, adding that the religious scholar had publicly professed his likeness for her.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Yousaf, reportedly, called the pictures ‘controversial’ and suspended Qavi National Ulema Mushaikh Council also.
“Qavi will not be allowed to attend meetings of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and National Ulema Mushaikh Council until further orders. Mufti Qavi’s fate will be decided after the opinion of the National Ulema Mushaikh Council regarding his selfies and behavior,” spokesman of the ministry.