Afghan singer Gulnaz shot dead in Peshawar

Published: June 19, 2014
Police register FIR at brother's request, investigation underway. PHOTO: FILE

Police register FIR at brother's request, investigation underway. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: Afghan singer Gulnaz, alias Muskan, was shot dead in Peshawar, Express News reported on Thursday.

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a popular female singer in the latest attack against women artists, officials said.

Gulnaz, 38, famous under her performing name Muskan, was shot by four gunmen who barged into her house on Wednesday.

“The singer Gulnaz has been shot dead,” local police station chief Riazul Haq told AFP.

“She had married three times and had some personal enmities.”

She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries.

Police lodged a First Information Report (FIR) on her brother’s request at the Gulberg police station.

The police have collected evidence from the crime scene and an investigation is underway.

Attacks against female singers are common in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where many consider the performing arts to be un-Islamic.

A young actress suffered burn injuries in June last year when she had acid hurled at her while she was sleeping.

The 18-year-old, known as Bushra and popular in the northwest for her film, television and theatre appearances, was attacked at her home in the town of Nowshera, 150 kilometres northwest of Islamabad.

Popular singer Ghazala Javed, 24, was shot dead by gunmen as she left a beauty salon in Peshawar two years ago over a dispute with her ex-husband.

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  • Necromancer
    Jun 19, 2014 - 11:41AM

    RIP Gulnaz……………..:(Recommend

  • Strategic Asset
    Jun 19, 2014 - 1:15PM

    Heartbreaking news. RIP, Gulnaz.


  • M A
    Jun 19, 2014 - 2:13PM

    RIP Gulnaz. I hope shareen mazari will also do politics on this incident and will issue a press release,Recommend

  • Ayesha
    Jun 19, 2014 - 8:32PM

    So far no words of condemnation from pti chief IK. Loser!!


  • Umar
    Jun 19, 2014 - 10:57PM

    @Ayesha: how can he condemn the killing after all he’s the chief of TTPTI – ie political wing of TTP


  • Fappy
    Jun 20, 2014 - 2:16AM

    A picture of the victim (Afghan singer Gulnaz) would ve been better than those bullets.


  • Sara
    Jun 20, 2014 - 3:55AM

    First of all this is a tragic news.

    Secondly, Imran Khan should immediately resign from his seat following the event of killings where no rule of law is enacted to catch the killers.


  • Jun 29, 2014 - 1:51PM

    this is not a small thing .its terorist systeem against civilised muslim worldRecommend

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