fbpx mmnews

Pashto singer shot dead by ‘rivals’ in Swabi

Singer was critically injured and later succumbed to injuries. (Source: Express)

SWABI: A famous Pashto singer, Kifayat Shah Bacha, was shot dead reportedly by his ‘rivals’ in Swabi, a police spokesperson confirmed on Friday.

According to details, a 14-year-old boy was also injured in the incident, however, his condition was stable. Talking to a private newspaper, a police official said an initial report has been registered by the brother of the slain singer who accused ‘rivals’ of the attack.

“We were on our way to a mosque to offer Friday prayers when our opponents started firing at us,” Bacha’s brother said in a report. The singer was critically injured in the attack and later succumbed to his injuries. According to the police, they have collected evidence and started investigation into the matter.

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.

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.