Singer shot dead by 'rivals' in Swabi

Singer was critically injured in the attack and later succumbed to his injuries

Umer Farooq September 03, 2021
Famous Pashto singer Kifayat Shah Bacha. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE


A famous Pashto singer, Kifayat Shah Bacha, was shot dead on Friday reportedly by his 'opponents' in Swabi, confirmed police.

A 14-year-old boy was also injured in the incident, however, police said his condition was stable.

Talking to The Express Tribune, in-charge of the police post at the hospital said an initial report has been registered by the brother of the slain singer who accused 'rivals' for the attack and the murder.

“We were on our way to a mosque [to offer Friday prayers] when our opponents started firing at us,” Bacha's brother was quoted by the police.

The singer was critically injured in the attack and later succumbed to his injuries.

Earlier in June, a 14-year-old boy gunned down his own mother in the name of honour outside a court in Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

Police said the accused was a juvenile of just 14 years and his father encouraged him to kill his mother in the name of honour.

Talking to The Express Tribune an advocate said that brining the gun to the premises of court itself is a big question mark.

“Police guards often take a few thousands and allow the accused bring their handguns with them to the courts. In K-P alone around 15 people have been killed or injured inside the court premises this year which is really an alarming trend,” he said, adding that honour killing of women is also on the rise across the province.


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