Mufti Abdul Qavi was sent behind bars last month after his non-bailable arrest warrants were issued in the Qandeel Baloch murder case. After only spending a month in prison, Mufti Qavi has shown his interest in bringing in prison reforms.

“During my detention, I saw problems in jails up-close,” he said during a media talk here, adding that he will extend maximum cooperation to the families of the prisoners if they contact him.

Mufti Qavi said that he was disappointed to see the conditions in prison and hoped that the government would do something to improve these matters.

Qavi was released on bail on Tuesday after spending a month in physical and judicial remand.

When asked about the murder case of the social media celebrity, Qavi said that everything will become clear once the charge-sheet in the case is submitted. He said that the entire case is in front of everyone and claimed that failed attempts are being made to twist the case.

On October 18, Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Pervez issued non-bailable warrants for Qavi after investigation officer Noor Akbar requested the court to do so on the grounds that the cleric is not cooperating with the police.
The cleric was later arrested after reportedly attempting to escape.

After being arrested, Qavi complained of chest pain and was admitted to a hospital. He also underwent angiography in the following days and was discharged later.

Qandeel Baloch was a social media celebrity who was known for her provocative selfies and videos. She was allegedly strangled by her own brother Waseem on July 16, 2016. Waseem confessed to his crime and said that he killed his sister in the name of honor.

Qavi is being investigated because prosecution believes that he had some part in Baloch’s murder.

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