They said that, in the days before her death, their daughter had become hopeful that she would make it as a big-time celebrity. She wanted to show the world that a girl from an under-privileged background could achieve, they said.
The 26-year-old, popular for posting controversial videos and statements on Facebook, was strangled to death by her brother. He was arrested by police in Dera Ghazi Khan and confessed to killing his sister in the name of 'honor'.
Talking to BBC Urdu, Qandeel’s parents said they used to live in a village near Dera Ismail Khan where Qandeel’s father's lost a leg in an accident, after which Qandeel had brought them to Multan for treatment.
Now, Qandeel’s father says he goes to the police station every day seeking justice for his murdered daughter.
“When she [Qandeel] used to send money, they all [her brothers] used to run to us to take their share,” said her father.
While Qandeel's celebrity life was marred with controversy, her family life was a tale of struggle and battling social and family pressures.
Qandeel’s father said that he and his wife were drugged by the brother and were asleep when the murder took place.
“She must have called out to us for help...but we couldn't,” said Qandeel's father, said of his daughter, who had come to Multan to spend Eid with her family.
“I say shoot my son on sight. He suffocated my little one,” he added when asked if he could ever forgive his son for the crime.
When asked about his relationship with Qandeel, her father said Qandeel was his best friend and son.
“She was the best son of all sons.”
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 1, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||330.48||331.18|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||33.72||34.07|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.35||173.35|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Karachi||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Quetta||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Attock||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Multan||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|