Fouzia azeem aka Qandeel Baloch , Pakistani model, social media star famous for bold sexy images, photos, wallpapers, videos, comments : People of Pakistan were shaken by the brutal murder of Pakistan’s Social Media Star Qandeel. Adding to horror, it came to light that she was killed by her own brother.
Who was Qandeel Baloch
Qandeel Baloch was Pakistan’s first genuine social media star. 26-year-old Baloch had over 1 million followers on Facebook. She was from a small town in a conservative, feudal district of the Punjab. Her first job was as a “bus hostess”. Her real name was Fouzia Azeem. She got married in her late teens.
Qandeel Baloch did not come from a wealthy, privileged background, as do many of Pakistan’s politically prominent women. She did not even have the education and exposure of her compatriots who go on to become activists.
She went through serial pregnancies, financial struggle and social oppression. But she was not willing to submit to a life of suffocation. She walked out of the marriage. And Fouzia Azeem was laid to rest and Qandeel Baloch was born.
Qandeel Baloch gain popularity with bold photos, images, videos, wallpapers, comments
After that Qandeel Baloch became a household name for posting bold, sometimes raunchy, photographs, video and comments.
She was a one-woman show, operating out of her bedroom. She posted grainy, homemade videos on YouTube. An early one shows her lolling about on her bed, dressed in a cleavage-exposing scarlet dress. Sliding the dress suggestively up her thigh, she asks: “How I’m looking?”. She rose to fame soon and became Pakistan’s social media star.
Qandeel Bloach goes viral after her promise to strip dance if Pak beat Inda in T20 CricketShe promised to “strip dance” for the nation if Pakistan beat India at a T20 cricket match. She made fun of the mullahs, too. Posting a selfie of herself snuggling up to Mufti Qavi, an august member of another government-funded religious committee, with his mullah’s hat perched at a jaunty angle on her own head, she exposed the hypocrisy of her greatest critics.
However, her stardom attracted many critics from conservative society of Pakistan. Her acts were not going down well with her family. It was when she started speaking of women’s rights that she crossed into truly dangerous territory. Then she became a threat to traditional power structures.
In one of her last interviews, she asked interviewer: “How can I threaten anyone’s honour when I have been told repeatedly that I have no honour?”
In the end, she was killed by her brother. He strangled her as she slept in their father’s house. When arrested for the murder, he was unrepentant.