Pakistan Social Media Celebrity 'Killed By Brother' In Honor Killing

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Qandeel Baloch (also known as Queen Baloch), the 25 year old social media celebrity in Pakistan, known for posting controversial photos on her social profiles, was murdered by her brother. A recent picture Queen Baloch posting with Muslim Cleric Mufti Qavi. Honor killings are not uncommon in Pakistani culture when shame is brought on the family. The public nature of this killing has sparked outcry on social media. Baloch shot to fame in Pakistan in 2014 after a video of her pouting at the camera and asking "How em looking?" went viral.

'Strangled to death'

"The brother was also there last night and the family told us that he strangled her to death" 

Pakitani police official Azhar Akram told the AFP news agency

The controversial video posted to her Twitter account

Pakistani's in Dubai reaction on Twitter

Given the large Pakistan community in Dubai, this story has dominated social media and is the number one trending topic. 

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Richard Fitzgerald

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