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Ex-husband of Pashto singer arrested

August 29, 2012


PESHAWAR, Aug 29: Police arrested former husband of Pashto singer Ghazala Javed, who was shot dead along with her father two months ago, during a raid on his residence at Hindki Daman area of Peshawar on Wednesday.

Aslam Khan, the investigation officer of the case, told Dawn that accused Jahangir Khan was arrested from his residence by a team of Shah Qabool police station.

He said that other accused in the case including Salam Khan were still at large. Salam belonged to Shahkas area of Khyber Agency and efforts were underway to arrest him with the help of political administration, he said.

“He (Jahangir) is not ready to confess to the crime but we are interrogating him. There is no disclosure for the time being,” the official said.

Another official of Khan Raziq police station said that the accused denied involvement in the murder of the singer as she had already got separation from her through a court verdict.

Ghazala Javed and her father were shot dead by a group of armed men at Dabgari Garden on the evening of June 26 when she had just left a beauty parlour. The case of her murder had been registered by her sister Farhat Bibi. She had nominated Jahangir Khan, Salam Khan and Naseer Khan in the FIR.

Ghazala Javed had married Jahangir on Feb 7, 2010 and separated from him on Dec 4, 2011 through the verdict of a family court in Swat, where she had filed an application for the purpose.