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Mufti Abdul Qavi and Qandeel disagree on what really happened between them at the hotel

Dawood Rehman 05:10 PM | 21 Jun, 2016
Mufti Abdul Qavi and Qandeel disagree on what really happened between them at the hotel
KARACHI (Staff Report) - The unexpected duo of Qandeel Baloch and Mufti Abdul Qavi seem to have broken off their arrangement only a day after pictures of them sharing Iftar at a hotel went viral on social media.

Talking to a private TV channel, the religious figure said he had been in contact with Baloch ahead of that pre-planned meeting. The Mufti held that the social media sensation had insisted on a live meeting during his next visit to Karachi.

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However, according to the Mufti, he had set one condition for the meeting: Qandeel would have to observe all 30 fasts of Ramazan - a practice mandatory for every Muslim. Baloch, on the other hand, denies making this promise.

Qavi told a private TV channel that their meeting happened at around 1:30 pm on Monday, during which Qandeel was enlightened about magic and other topics.

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Qavi, who heads the Ulema wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, further said that Baloch had asked him to fix her meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

Baloch has, in the past, proposed to the PTI chief many times. So far, she has been rebuffed every time by the twice-divorced Khan.

Speaking about the pictures in which Qandeel playfully poses with the Mufti's signature hat, Qavi said: “The girl asked for my hat as she had nothing to cover her head with.”

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Qavi maintained that the release of pictures by Qandeel was merely a publicity stunt. "She took advantage of the situation to become famous and promote herself,” explained the Mufti, adding that she had done the same in the past with her promise to strip dance for Pakistan's former T20 captain Shahid Afridi.

Yet, Qandeel painted an entirely different picture of the meeting.

When asked by a news presenter about her promise to observe all 30 fasts during Ramazan, Baloch said she was only answerable to Allah, not the Mufti.

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Baloch also claimed that Qavi had even asked for her hand in marriage. “Mufti sahb is still young. Like any ‘young boy’, he can also like a young and glamorous girl like me,” she said light-heartedly.

However, according to Baloch, nobody can take Imran Khan’s place in her life. Rejecting the impression that Khan would be hurt by this bizarre bond between them, Qandeel Baloch said: “Imran should be happy that his future wife is so talented that she is able to expose his own party’s so called-religious leaders.”

This is not the Mufti’s first run-in with a headline-grabbing Pakistani celebrity like Qandeel. The Mufti had earlier developed close ties with Veena Malik, after entering into a verbal argument with her on live television. The Mufti now claims to be one of the major influences behind Veena Malik’s Islamic “reformation”.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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