Nighat Dad, a Pakistani activist and lawyer recently raised a point that Qandeel Baloch’s (late) parents were struggling to meet ends financially. This statement comes after the drama ‘Baaghi’ released on Qandeel’s life was on aired.
Nighat said in her post that the creators of the drama has misled Qandeel’s parents and have exploited the profit made from the drama: “Even well-intentioned efforts to highlight Qandeel’s cause, such as the Urdu One drama serial Baaghi, have exploited and misled her parents. (Some of us have reached out to the producer of Baaghi and she bluntly said that they are legally covered).”
“A few of us in the past have collected money to support their medical bills, rent and living expenses. As the trial moves forward, the parents are still in need of support. I want to appeal to those who have the means to contribute financially, in any way they can, to supporting her parents. Please comment under the post and I will reach out to you personally” she said further.
Nighat has further responded to the questions of people under the post, further strengthening her stance:
And people have agreed with her:
Osman Khalid Butt responded to the post and said:
Saba Qamar responded that permission was taken from Qandeel’s parents and that they were not being misled:
Today is the last episode of BAAGHI but before i write further i would like to clarify few things..in response to some FALSE rumours on fb/social media. First of all i would like to Thank all my viewers and people associated to the success of the esteemed project. Just to clarify 1. We had taken PROPER PERMISSION for the DRAMA SERIAL from the parents, despite the fact that there were only few incidents that were taken from Qandeel s life. 2. The permission was in Urdu so everyone could understand. 3.It was signed by them, they asked for a certain amount in return to which we happily agreed as we in any case wanted to give compensation. I am shocked to see such baseless rumours being spread by someone who has no basis for this. All the information that is being falsely spread is WRONG and BASELESS. it would be nice if people can have their facts checked before making baseless allegations. We understand that it is a sensitive subject and we have handled it in a responsible manner. #sabaqamar @ninakashif @urdu1tv @baaghi_official #shaziakhan #umeraahmed @rind_farooq @zainablakhani
It is our duty as a Pakistani to help Qandeel’s parents in anyway we can regardless of the fact how their daughter was. It is only a matter of HUMANITY! So, if you wish to donate then here are the details:
Bank: Alfalah Bank
Account number: 04031005420423
IBAN no: PK03ALFH04031005420423
Nift Code: 0530322
Branch Code: 0403