Pregnant singer shot and killed at wedding in Pakistan

A man has been arrested in Pakistan over the fatal shooting of a pregnant singer as she performed at a party held by a wealthy landlord.

Samina Sindhu. Picture: Sindh Police

Sindh province police chief Hazoor Baksh Junejo said the man suspected of killing local performer Samina Sindhu has been arrested.

Ms Sindhu’s husband Mohammad Ashiq said the party was held by a wealthy landlord to celebrate his son’s birth.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

He said one of the guests drunkenly ordered Ms Sindhu to dance before shooting her.

Local TV has aired footage of the shooting, which sparked anger on social media.

Shama Junejo, a human rights activist, tweeted that the singer had to perform due to poverty and that her husband was under pressure to drop the charges.