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Arshad Khan surprises Pakistan with sudden showbiz exit

KARACHI: He rose to fame overnight and left the entertainment industry even more hastily but for Arshad Khan aka chai wala (tea vendor) neither of the events was planned. They just happened because his stars wanted them to. Reports are that the cat-eyed, Pakistan’s latest social media celebrity, has left the flashy entertainment industry after his family refused to accept his latest photo shoot and song with singer Muskan Jay. “Arshad’s appearance in a recent photo shoot and Muskan Jay song Beparwai has upset his…

Court postpones Qandeel Baloch’s murder trial due to lawyers’ strike

MULTAN: The brother of Qandeel Baloch, a social media starlet, who confessed to strangling her in a so-called "honour killing" was due to be brought to court with two alleged accomplices on Thursday, but the trial was postponed because of a lawyers' strike. Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies on social media, was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem. He said she had brought shame on the family and confessed to his crime in a press conference after his arrest. The model was…

Court charges Qandeel Baloch’s brother, cousin with her murder

ISLAMABAD: A court has charged the brother of a slain social media star, Qandeel Baloch, with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country's highest-profile "honour killings". Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies in Pakistan, was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem. He said she had brought shame on the family and confessed to his crime in a press conference after his arrest. The model was sexually demeaned by her detractors. But fans praised her for…