Popular Pakistani singer shot dead

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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Javed never stopped singing for a variety of threats

Ghazala Javed popular Pakistani singer was shot to death in the southwestern city of Peshawar.

Javed and his father was killed when armed men riding a motorcycle and opened fire, on Monday evening.

Police said the murder was linked to the chaotic family.

Javed who sing in their mother tongue, Pastho, derived from the Swat region, which he left three years ago as military clashes with the Taliban.

Singers and dancers are often the target of violence when the Taliban came to power.

Javed never stopped singing for a variety of threats.

Singers in their 20s, married to a businessman, but later divorced.

Correspondents say his music marrying Eastern and Western traditions.

Tribute to him comes from the fans in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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