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Cleric’s Ruet-i-Hilal membership suspended after viral selfies with Qandeel Baloch


ISLAMABAD: Federal Reverend for Spiritual Matters Sardar Yousaf on Wed revoked Mufti Abdul Qavi’s account of Ruet-i-Hilal Panel after images of him with model and Facebook or myspace superstar Qandeel Baloch appeared on social networking.

The minister, who said the images were ‘controversial’, also revoked the mufti’s account in the National Ulema Mushaikh Authorities, a spokesperson for the Secretary of state for Spiritual Matters said.

The matter of Mufti Abdul Qavi’s photos has been referred to National Ulema Mushaikh Council for further procedure, the spokesperson added.

“Qavi will not be allowed to attend meetings of the Ruet-i-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,” the spokesman said.

On Monday, Pakistan’s infamous social media sensation Qandeel Baloch uploaded selfies on her Facebook and Twitter accounts with Mufti Abdul Qavi, which went viral.

Ever since Qavi’s pictures with Baloch surfaced, social media was rife with speculation about his association with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) ulema wing. However, PTI spokesman Naeemul Haque issued a denial on Tuesday.

Speaking with DawnNews, Qavi said it was Baloch herself who had asked for a conference and came to fulfill him at a resort. He also said he was not aware of his revocation from the two committees.

In videos of the conference that Baloch submitted on Facebook or myspace, Mufti Qavi can be seen saying that he will information Baloch on religious and religious problems and that she had decided to adhere to his guidelines.

Baloch taken to popularity in Pakistan in 2014 after videos of her pouting for you and asking “How em looking?” went popular.

The Ruet-i-Hilal Panel is accountable for sighting the new celestial satellite to decides important schedules for the Islamic lunar schedule.

The Nationwide Ulema Mushaikh Authorities includes associates from popular forums of spiritual seminaries that belong to Barelvi, Shia, Deobandi and Ahle Hadees ways of thinking and madressahs associated with the Jamaat-i-Islami to develop agreement among different variations from all regions.


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