Mufti Abdul Quvi has claimed that it was Qandeel Baloch who had requested the meeting, not him. Talking to Dunya News, he said that Baloch had promised to observe the entire month of Ramazan fasting. She also said that she wanted to meet with PTI chairman Imran Khan.
“I am president of PTI’s ulema wing, that is why Qandeel Baloch extended her wish to meet me as well and I called her to the hotel,” he went on to say.
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”.
Yet, the Mufti was unable to tame the shutterbug in Qandeel and stood next to the social media sensation for a number of selfies. “We sat in the lobby and broke our fasts. Later, she asked if she could take some pictures with me,” Mufti explained.