The crackdown on women for their education and exposure to public still continues in Taliban dominated areas of Pakistan. Recently a popular singer, who had fled the Islamic terrorist group, was reportedly shot dead by in Peshawar.
Ghazala Javed, 24, was shot six times by assailants. Her father, who was with her, was also killed by Taliban. However, police believe that Taliban was not responsible for the killings. They suspected her ex-husband might have killed the singer.
Police said two assailants on a bike opened fire at Javed and her father and fled leaving them in a pool of blood in the northwestern city of Peshawar. While the singer was shot six times, one bullet killed her father.
Police said that the murder seems to be out of some internal and family dispute of Javed.
Javed was a popular singer in Peshawar. She had fled to the city in 2009 after Taliban launched crackdown in northwestern district of Swat. The district was under control of Taliban from the year 20o7 to 2009. The civilians were living under fear as the militants were killing, beheading people. Even the girls' schools and music shops were under attack.
Javed fled to Peshawar in search of her own recognition and fame in music world. She had sung in her native Pashto language and more than two dozen albums were popular among Pashto speakers in the city.
She had tied the knot with a businessman Jahangir Khan in 2010. Later she sought divorce from him after she came to know that his husband has another wife. The singer, who always wanted freedom, her husband wanted to prevent her from singing.