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Zakhilwal condemns attack on folk singer

Zakhilwal condemns attack on folk singer

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Jul 26, 2017 - 08:24

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador to Pakistaninfo-icon Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has denounced violence against legendary Pashtoinfo-icon folk singer Zarsanga and her family.

Currently admitted to a city hospital, the recipient of the Presidential Award and her family were beaten up with sticks by people with whom they had a financial dispute.

In addition to a large number of fans, ex-president Hamid Karzai and Ambassador Zakhilwal also expressed their concerns over the attack on the singer in Nowshera district and inquired after her healthinfo-icon.

The ambassador tweeted he had sent his deputy to the Lady Reading Hospital to extend her financial support. “Violence against Zarsanga has hurt many of her admirers in Afghanistaninfo-icon

“Such artistes connect not only countries but also peoples through their talent. Zarsanga is one such artiste who has done great service to the Pakhtun people and culture,” said Zakhilwal.

Zardasht Shams, deputy head of Afghan mission, met the folk singer and wished her swift recovery. He extended financial support to the elderly singer, with injuries to her face and hands.

“Zarsanga rules the hearts of many people with her melodious voice. She has done a great service to Pakhtun culture and music. We are here to show her our support,” the diplomat told reporters at the hospital.

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