FATA & KP News – Latest News from Fata & KP at Radio TNN

 Breaking News

National

Mashal Khan’s father seeks protection for daughters

Mashal Khan’s father seeks protection for daughters
May 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 17 May: Muhammad Iqbal Jan, the father of Mashal Khan, during of the Mardan university lynching case on Wednesday, told the three-judge bench of Supreme Court demanded that the case be transferred to Islamabad for the protection of Mashal’s sisters as they cannot continue their education due to threats to their lives. Iqbal Khan also expressed the desire to have his daughters continue their education in Islamabad instead.
A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the Mashal Khan lynching case. During hearing, Mashal Khan’s father told the court that the police had so far arrested only “actors”, and not the “directors” behind the brutal lynching of his son. He demanded security for his daughters.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police presented a report before the court, detailing that 53 accused involved in Mashal Khan lynching have been arrested. The police in its report stated that 49 of the arrested accused are in jail and four have been sent on remand while two others are absconders.
The police also told the court that the key suspect in the case, Imran, has been arrested who has also confessed to his crime.
During hearing of the case, Masal Khan’s father Iqbal Khan told the court that that the lynching incident occurred between 10am to 3pm. He said that the police were present during the lynching incident but did not take action to save his son.
Iqbal Khan’s lawyer Khawaja Izhar told the court that Mashal’s sisters have been unable to continue their education since the incident. He demanded that the case be transferred to Islamabad for the protection of Mashal’s sisters.
Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Department has withdrawn its decision to form judicial commission to probe the Mashal Khan murder case. The department said that the decision was taken due to the Supreme Court suo moto notice of the case.

Comments

Related Articles

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

Like Us On Facebook

Fata Reforms

  • Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

    Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law. However, the reforms process could not be taken to its logical end due to differences among different political parties and groups over the mode […]

  • Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

    The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.

TDPs

  • PM Sehat Card scheme is yet to extend to five tribal agencies, FRs

    The federal government, in an attempt to provide free healthcare facilities, had launched Prime Minister Health Programme in December 2015. Under the project, deserving families, throughout the country, are able to spend Rs0.3 million per year on their treatment. Information collected from Fata Secretariat, PM Sehat Cards are being distributed among the needy families under […]

  • Govt approves Rs 1.16 billion for rehabilitations of FATA traders

    The federal government approved fund worth Rs1.16 billion for the second phase of reconstruction of war-torn Fata.The fund aimed at to rehabilitate small and medium businesses under a project titled ‘Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata’ (ERKF).The affected traders would be given financial assistance through Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).The government kicked off the second phase after it announced clearing militants from Fata.

Follow us on twitter

Archives

November 2017
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930