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PAKISTAN TODAY, THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL (Pakistan)

PESHAWAR – Ghazala Javed, a popular Pakistani singer was shot and killed along with her father near Peshawar in northwest Pakistan.

According to initial medical examinations, Javed, still in her 20s, was shot by unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle, who fired a total of six bullets into her chest, hand and back, Pakistan Today reports. The father of the Pashto singer, who was standing behind her, was also killed in the drive-by shooting.

Police have launched an investigation to see whether the Taliban were involved in the murder –Javed famously defied the Islamist group's decree against singing and dancing.

Authorities are also looking to see if her former husband had any role in the incident, the Pakistani website The News International reports. Last year Javed made headlines when she asked for a divorce from her husband --a rare decision in Pakistan's deeply conservative and male-dominated society.

Watch Ghazala Javed perform in the video below.


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An overwhelming majority of Chileans quietly but very clearly voted to reject a draft constitution, which it feared would lock the country into a radical socialist mould.

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In Chile, the Left has fallen victim to its love of identity politics. Dizzied by the country's social upheavals and calls for change since 2019, it forgot that at the end of the day, Chile is the home of moderation.

The rejection Sunday by most voters of a proposed, new constitutional text comes in spite of the fact that 80% of Chileans still want to overhaul the constitution bequeathed by the country's conservative, military regime of the 1970s.

The vast majority of Chileans have in recent years come to a shared conclusion, that Chile's socio-economic advances and undoubted prosperity must be democratized and fairly shared out among its territories and socio-economic classes.

For the Chilean Left, led by the young President Gabriel Boric, this was the biggest window of opportunity in its history. It had never had such a clear mandate for creating a transformative project based on a new constitution, and this in addition to the symbolic weight of putting an end to the constitution of the late dictator, Augusto Pinochet.


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