She stood up against intimidation from the Taliban. God rest her soul. What sort of a God permits this barbarity in his name? What sort of a people kill singers as an act of piety?
Unknown gunmen assassinated famous female Pakistani singer Ghazala Javed in Pakistan’s Peshawar city.
The incident took place Monday night after unknown gunmen opened fire on Ghazala Jawid within the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the Express Tribune Pakistan, she was visiting a beauty parlour for pre-show preparations. When she left the saloon with her father, two unknown armed men riding a motorbike fired on her.
Ghazala received six bullet wounds and her father four. The singer was pronounced dead at arrival at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).
Ghazala Javed was a Pakhtun singer belonging to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province. She was considered to be a leader in reviving and promoting female singing within the KPK province following the Taliban insurgency. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award in 2010 and received a Khyber Award in 2011.