Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch has been shot dead by her brother in Multan, Pakistani media reported on Saturday.
Qandeel’s brother had been threatening her for posting bold videos and statements on Facebook.
Though she was reviled by many and frequently subject to misogynist abuse online, Baloch had also won praise by some of the country’s youth for her forthright attitude.
On Valentine’s Day, she donned a plunging scarlet dress and posted a video message defying the country’s president, who had issued a stern warning against the “Western” holiday. The post garnered more than 70,000 ‘likes’.