Singer who defied Taliban's decree was shot dead – Ghazala Javed


We consider is a very tragic and heart breaking new that a young talent like Ghazala javed 24 was shot dead by taliban today in Peshawar  district . A singer who rejected a decree from the Taliban to end her career in music is no more with us.

Ghazala was  shot six times  by gunmen riding on the back of a motorbike. Father of Ghazala also died in the incident while her sister succeeded to flee away from the scene unhurt.

She was a Pashto singer, and moved to  Peshawar in 2009 after the Taliban seized control of the Swat valley and the Pakistani military launched an offensive to regain control. But the group’s strict edicts against music and dance presented a serious challenge to her and she recorded many of her songs and videos in Dubai.