Pashto singer arrested after celebrating new car with aerial firing

MARDAN: A Pashto singer was arrested on charges of resorting to aerial firing in Mardan.

According to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, the singer Neelum Gul indulged in aerial firing to celebrate the purchase of a new car ahead of New Year.

A video of the singer firing the gun into the air went viral on social media platforms. Police prompted into action and arrested the singer and recovered a pistol from her possession.

The ‘Prohibition of Firing and Use of Explosive Substances at Marriage and Other Ceremonies Act, 1988’ bars firing on any occasion.
extend to Rs10,000 or both.”

The clause states: “firing and the use of explosive substances on marriages or other such ceremonies, including political receptions or processions or stray firing at a public place is prohibited”. All violators “shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to Rs10,000 or both.”


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