Additional District and Sessions Judge Tariq Baloch sentenced to death on two counts the main accused Jahangir Khan in renowned Pashto singer Ghazala Javed murder case here on Monday.

The court also ordered the convict to pay Rs70 million fine. Elaborated security measures were made on the occasion and extra police personnel were deployed on courts premises. 

According to details, melodious Pashto singer Ghazala Javed along with her father was gunned down by unidentified gunmen outside a beauty parlour in Dabagari, Peshawar on June 18, 2012. In the FIA registered on the application of Ghazala’s younger sister Farhat, she accused her sister’s former husband Jahangir and his two accomplices namely Salam and Naseem of murdering her sister and her father.

She told the police that Ghazala had locked in a dispute with her former husband, from whom she had sought divorce only six months after their wedding. Jahangir was arrested by the Peshawar Shah Qabool Police from his house on August 29, on suspicion of the murder while one of his accomplices managed to escape.

Meanwhile, people of swat, at large, have expressed their happiness over the court verdict while the family of deceased Ghazala Javed was also satisfied with the court’s decision. It is to be noted that Ghazala Javed was considered as a pioneer in reviving female singing in KPK after militancy in Swat. She received the Khyber Award in 2011 and was nominated for the Film Fare Award in 2010.

sugarcane purchase centres: Pirmahal Assistant Commissioner Imran Asmat raided five illegal private sugarcane purchase centres and caught the owners red handed purchasing sugarcane at less than the government fixed price.

Cases have been registered under sections 21/88 of Sugarcane Act by the police against the centres’ owners including Abdul Razzaq of Chak 684/25GB, Zaheer Ahmad of Chak 750 GB, Zulfiqar Ali of Chak 721/GB, Mukhtar Ahmad of Chak 720/GB and Muhammad Ashraf of the same village. No arrest has been made so far.

MAN ABDUCTED: A villager was allegedly kidnapped by his opponents here from Pirmahal the other night.

According to police, Haleema Bibi, wife of Muhammad Yousaf, a resident of Chak 319/GB, informed the police that four accused Muhammad Ahmad, Safdar Hussain, Muhammad Shafiq and Fazal Hussain, residents of Sargodha came in a car, bundled her husband into the car and drove off to an undisclosed location. She claimed that the reason behind the incident was old enmity.

On her application, the police registered a case against the accused.