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SC stops PHC from constituting probe commission on Mashal Khan’s murder

SC stops PHC from constituting probe commission on Mashal Khan’s murder

Mashal Khan. - A file photo

April 19, 2017

PESHAWAR, 19 April: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has stopped the Peshawar High Court (PHC) from constituting the judicial commission to probe Mashal Khan murder case.

The apex court began hearing a suo moto case pertaining to the lynching of Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, on Wednesday. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, heading a three-member bench which heard the case, said investigations are already underway and there is no need of a separate judicial commission. He said justice will be ensured in Mashal Khan murder case. He assured Inspector General Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Mehsud of full support in the investigation against the perpetrators of the incident, saying the judiciary and nation stand with the KP Police.

The apex court adjourned the hearing till 27 April.

Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was brutally killed by a violent mob on the university premises on 13 April over blasphemy allegations. The KP Police had submitted a detailed report on Mashal Khan’s killing to the apex court on Tuesday.


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