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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Qandeel Baloch murder a tipping point

Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The high-profile murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch is a tipping point in Pakistan, according to Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. The filmmaker told Eastern Eye the country had been galvanised into thinking about honour killings after she won an Academy Award for a documentary which shone a global spotlight on the issue. Speaking ahead of a screening of A Girl in the River at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last Wednesday (20), Obaid-Chinoy said: “Honour killings is a huge topic in Pakistan. “It is being debated on the nightly news, editorials are being written about it, the prime minister…

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