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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Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Department has withdrawn its decision to form judicial commission to probe the Mashal Khan murder case.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.

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