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Pak actress-singer Reshma shot dead

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KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA — In yet another incident of violence against female artists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, actress and singer Reshma was recently shot dead allegedly by her husband in Nowshera Kalan area.

According to a report by Geo tv, Reshma, who was the suspect’s fourth wife, used to live with her brother at the city’s Hakimabad area.

Police revealed that the suspect had entered the house and started firing at his wife, following a domestic dispute. However, Reshma’s husband managed to escape the crime scene.

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The investigation into the matter has been initiated after the police registered the case.

This is the 15th such incident of violence against female artists in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year. In a similar incident, stage actress Sunbul was shot dead on February 3, after she repeatedly refused to accompany the accused to a private party.

Known for her popular Pashto songs, Reshma had also acted in the famous Pakistani drama ‘Zhobal Goluna’.

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Lindsay Lohan apologises for controversial #MeToo comments

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WASHINGTON — After receiving backlash for saying women’s #MeToo stories make them ‘look weak’, actress Lindsay Lohan is now apologising for her comments.

The 32-year-old actress caused uproar when she claimed that women speaking out to share their #MeToo experience “look weak”. She also claimed that the movement had been hijacked by “attention seekers”.

The actress,in a statement to People magazine, said she would like to “unreservedly apologise for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times.”

Lindsay further added that her comments “solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused.”

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Lindsay concluded by saying that she feels “very strongly” about the #MeToo movement and has the “utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences. Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.”

On a related note, in her interview with The Times, Lohan had said that women who shared their experiences during the #MeToo movement were “attention seekers.”

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