Renowned folk singer Darwesh Khan shot dead in Swabi

'We lost a voice of love, a spirit that loved music'


Our Correspondent November 26, 2016
Khan received six bullets, was left in critical condition on the road until the next morning. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SWABI: Renowned folk singer Darwesh Khan of Swabi was killed by unidentified armed men on Bamkhel Road late on Friday.

"Sixty-year-old Darwesh Khan, a resident of Maniri, was returning home after performing at Punpir village when armed assailants opened fire at his car, killing him on the spot,” police told The Express Tribune.

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Khan received six bullets and was left in the same condition on the road until police received a tip-off the next morning, after which his body was sent for autopsy.

In an initial report, police confirmed that it was a case of target killing. Due to deterioration in the security situation, authorities have cautioned all performers to inform pertinent police stations before any performance. They, police said, failed to do so.

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Darwesh was noted for folk singing and narrating folklore in public performances in Swabi, Mardan and Nowshera. He was respected for his nationalistic songs in gatherings, his team member Ajmal Khan said. “We lost a voice of love, a spirit that loved music. We mourn his fate," Ajmal said.

 

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Shafi | 4 years ago | Reply @vinsin May I correct u that Sufi music was created by muslim the great musician bu Ali seena
Vikram | 4 years ago | Reply In pure Islamic country there should be no music, no TV, no movies.
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