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Husband of slain Pakistani singer handed death sentence

Dec 18, 2013 | 4:10am EST

The husband of slain Pakistani singer Ghazala Javed has been sentenced to death for her murder. Javed was shot dead along with her father in a drive-by gun attack in Peshawar on 18 June, 2012. Her husband, Jehangir Khan, was convicted of masterminding the killings, and he was handed a death sentence during a court hearing on Monday (15Dec13). Khan was also fined $604,000 (£403,000) for the two killings, and another $8,628 (£5,752) over injuries sustained by Javed's sister, Farhat, during the attack. Khan's lawyers have said their client will appeal against the sentence. Javed, a popular musician in Pakistan, Dubai and Afghanistan, married the businessman in 2010, but filed for divorce in 2011.

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