Stunning singer who defied Taliban and divorced husband after finding out he had second wife is shot dead as she leaves beauty salon

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Stunning singer who defied Taliban and divorced husband after finding out he had second wife is shot dead as she leaves beauty salon Daily Mail

  • Ghazala Javed was forced to record tracks in Dubai after ban on music ByDaily Mail

Breaking the rules: Ghazala Javed performed songs in her native Pashto language despite the ban on singing and dancing

A beautiful pop singer who defied the Taliban's decree against music and dancing was shot dead after she left a beauty salon last night.

Pakistani star Ghazala Javed, 24, was shot after a motorcyclist opened fire on a car she was in with her father, who was also killed.

Police said that one of the suspects is her ex-husband, who she reportedly asked for a divorce after finding out he had at least one other wife.

Her demand was a highly unusual one for a deeply conservative and male-dominated society where many consider a woman asking for divorce a dishonour to the husband.

Ms Javed, who was popular with young, progressive ethnic Pashtuns in northwest Pakistan, was reportedly driving home with her father when a motorcycle raced towards their car and opened fire.

She was hit with six bullets and and pronounced dead along with her father at a hospital in Peshawar, according to CNN.

In recent years the rise of the Pakistani Taliban, who disagree with singing and dancing, made it difficult for Ms Javed and other artists to perform and record songs in the country.

Ms Javed had started recording many of her songs and music videos, which she sang in her in nearby Dubai.

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