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SC bars KP Govt from forming judicial commission to probe Mashal Khan murder

SC bars KP Govt from forming judicial commission to probe Mashal Khan murder
April 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 19 April: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday barred the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government from formation of judicial commission to probe the lynching of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan student Mashal Khan on April 13.
A three-judge bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief justice Saqib Nisar heard the Mashal Khan murder case. The court expressed its displeasure over KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak initiating the process for formation of a judicial commission to probe the lynching incident. The court also sought answer from KP government over formation of judicial commission.
Supreme Court remarked that when a team is already investigating the incident then why the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak did requested Peshawar High Court (PHC) for formation of judicial commission.
Inspector General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Salahuddin Mehsud told the court that 80 per cent of the investigation into the lynching incident has been completed and a challah will soon be presented in the court. He also requested the court to hold a day-to-day hearing of the case.
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that judiciary is standing shoulder-by-shoulder with him and said that the whole nation is sadden over the incident.
IG Salahuddin Mehsud told the court that so far 24 accused out of 28 accused nominated in FIR have been arrested.

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