Ghazala Javed was a Pakistani Pashtun singer from the Swat Valley of Pakistan. She commenced singing in 2004 and was popular among fresh, rising ethnic Pashtuns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Her voice was famous not only in Pakistan but also among neighboring Afghanistan and Pashtuns around the world.
|Born||January 1, 1988|
|Died||June 18, 2012|
|Spouse||Jehangir Khan (m. 2010–2011)|
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Ghazala Javed was born on January 1 in the year 1988, in Swat. She died on June 18 in the year 2012.
Ghazala was born in the Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. In late 2007, the Pakistani Taliban tightened their grip on Swat. They moved to Peshawar, and Ghazala began her singing career, recording "Baran De Baran Dai'' and "Lag Rasha Kana." Towards the end of her career, she sang more melodic songs and became popular among the Pashtun people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and abroad.
She began appearing on stage shows in Dubai and Kabul, where she earned 12 12,000 to 15 15,000 per night for singing at weddings. According to Radio Kabul director Abdul Ghani Mosaddeq, "she was paid more than any other Pashtun artist in Kabul, male or female. She was one of our most requested and popular Pashto singers."
Her songs "Za Livani Da Mina," "Zada Cha Khaklat Fikar Wari Yam," "Kho Tang Rasha Rasha Kana," and "Mina Ba Kao Janna Meena Ba Kawo" received positive reviews. She was nominated for Filmfare Award in 2010 and Khyber Award in 2011.
On February 7, 2010, Ghazala married Jahangir Khan, a property dealer in Peshawar, but she lived with her father due to disagreements with her husband. She found out that her husband had another wife before her, which led to her separation from Javed. In November 2010, Javed and Ghazala were separated. Ghazala moved into her parents' home. On October 12, in the year 2011, Ghazala filed for divorce from Jahangir in the Asghar Civil Court in Swat. The court ordered in his favor on December 4, in the year 2011.
Ghazala, along with her father, was shot by a gunman on a motorcycle on June 18, 2012. On December 16, 2013, the Swat District and Sessions Court found her ex-husband Jahangir Khan guilty of killing her and her father and sentenced her to two deaths with Rs' fine. 70 million.
On May 22, 2014, the Peshawar High Court set aside a decision based on a settlement between the two victims and Jahangir Khan's successors.