Addressing the gathering, the minister called upon the singers and artistes community that they would be provided full protection, adding that his government would continue supporting them and announced that a grand musical show would be arranged in Peshawar in near future in which some singers and senior artistes would be given financial assistance. He said that Pashto singers had always projected the soft image of Pashtuns across the globe through their art of singing. Paying rich tributes to the slain young singer.
He said, “I earlier had announced that investigations would be carried regarding killing of her tragic death but I came to know her family members have lodged FIR against her in laws then it means that now the court will decide as to who are the real culprits behind her murder.
However, she kept her decorum like senior singers others should follow in her footprints. Pashto music rich in rich in all respects, Pashto music will not die with the death of one singer.”
Earlier Ihtisham Toru President Culture Journalists Forum (CJF) said that the Forum had condemned the killing of Ghazala Javed and demanded of the government to arrest her killers forthwith. He said his organisation would continue striving for the welfare of the singers and artistes.
Speakers stressed the need for providing protection to the singers and artiste’s community. Noted TV artiste Arshad Hussain said that there was a strong need for framing of tertian laws that could give safety and protection to the artistes adding that singers and artistes enjoyed no social status in the society therefore they were the most neglected segment of the society.
“Members of the civil society, artistes and government together should come forward and should fight against militants and dons who are bent upon maligning our peaceful society,” Arshad maintained.
Senior TV, film artistes, singers, music composers and music lovers participated in the event.
They jointly prayed for the departed souls of Ghazala Javed and her father Mohammad Javed.
Later singers Gulraiz Tabbasum, Gluzar Alam, Fayyaz Khan Kheshgi, Sidra Khan and Amna Khan performed on the occasion.