Pashtun singer Ghazala Javed. -File Photo
Pashtun singer Ghazala Javed. -File Photo
The judge awarded two death sentences to Jahangir Khan for killing his former wife and her father. -Photo by Zahir Shah Sherazi
The judge awarded two death sentences to Jahangir Khan for killing his former wife and her father. -Photo by Zahir Shah Sherazi
The judge awarded two death sentences to Jahangir Khan for killing his former wife and her father. -Photo by Zahir Shah Sherazi
The judge awarded two death sentences to Jahangir Khan for killing his former wife and her father. -Photo by Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: Swat District and Sessions Court found the former husband of Pashtun singer Ghazala Javed guilty of killing her and awarded him two death sentences along with Rs70 million in fines.

Additional Sessions Judge Swat (II) Mohammad Tariq Pervaiz Baloch awarded two death sentences to Jahangir Khan for killing his former wife and her father.

The convict was fined Rs50 million for murdering Javed and Rs20m for killing her father. The judge further awarded Rs1m fine for injuring Farhat, Javed’s sister in the attack.

The handcuffed accused appeared in the court amid tight security and after the sentence was taken back to Peshawar.

Initially the case was registered in Peshawar but after an appeal by the victim’s mother, the case was shifted to Swat.

Javed had married Khan on Feb 7, 2010 but after developing differences, she filed for divorce in 2011.

Khan was opposed to her singing career and wanted her to stop singing. He had threatened her with dire consequences for leaving him.

On June 18, 2012, Javed, along with her father, was shot dead in Peshawar by unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle. Initially, Taliban were blamed for her killing.

Javed had fled from Swat following the Taliban takeover of the area and settled in Peshawar to pursue her music career.


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Silajit
Dec 16, 2013 11:06pm

Good judgement! That should stop his singing for good. :-) RIP Ghazala Javed!

Kurram
Dec 16, 2013 11:12pm

Finally we get some justice. Rare in Pakistan but its sweet and satisfying. Too bad Pakistan had to give up capital punishment as a condition for getting GSP-Plus from EU. Now Pakistani taxpayers will have to clothe and feed lowlifes like Ghazala Javed's husband for the rest of his life.

Shah
Dec 16, 2013 11:34pm

Finally justice served. I hope he gets his full punishment. From events like these, I feel Pakistan's future is bright. From Shahzeb Khan To Ghazala, justice is reaching peoples homes and will hopefully continue.

Remember : A nation can live with kufr, but it can not live with injustice

aziz anwar
Dec 16, 2013 11:56pm

Reporting the name of the judge should not be the news.

KAMAL AHMED
Dec 17, 2013 03:22am

Finally, justice has been delivered. He must be hanged publicly without any delay. Make an example so that no one dare to commit such henious crime again.

Salim Khan
Dec 17, 2013 05:43am

I am happy to hear that finally justice has been served. Ghazala was a very innocent person. She sang for us these great songs and she was a lovely person. Her killer just deserve this punishment. She will be happy now and her soul will be at rest. We must respect our artists as they use their skills and energies to make us happy. We should not take them for granted. They deserve much better treatment.

M. Saeed Awan
Dec 17, 2013 08:07am

I wonder whether Javed didn't know about Ghazala's singing career. Then why did he objected later and killed her ultimately. I guess initially he was spell bound of her beauty and ignored everything but later his pseudo honour pricked and he committed heinous crime. KPK badly needs showbiz personalities to counter Taliban brand of social life.So the Ghazala's life was more precious. Javed is rightly punished.

Ali Khan
Dec 17, 2013 09:40am

A speedy end to a sad and unfortunate incident. I only hope our Judicial system is as expedient in resolving other cases of less known and poor people. I mean it could take decades to get a verdict.

muzlee
Dec 17, 2013 09:49am

well done Mr Mohammad Tariq Pervaiz Baloch.

M S Sheikh
Dec 17, 2013 05:33pm

@Kurram: Not sure that Capital Punishment has been abolished by Pakistan. But there is a pressure for it.

kamal khan kakar
Dec 18, 2013 12:53am

murderers deserve capital punishment so that others could not even think of committing such kind of heinous crimes.

Saadiya
Dec 19, 2013 07:18am

Considering the state of affairs. Who is to know that this man will not be out of jail at night after greasing the palms of our esteemed police force.