Villagers Seek Apology From Mashal Khan’s Father
SWABI, 20 April: Villagers of Zaida on Thursday sought forgiveness from Muhammad Iqbal for not attending the funeral prayers and other rituals of his son Mashal Khan, who was lynched in Abdul Wali Khan University by his fellow students over alleged blasphemy.
The elders of the village including former president of Pakhtun Student Federation (Sindh) Abdur Rehman gathered at the grave of Mashal Khan and asked his father Iqbal Khan to forgive them for not participating in the funeral of Mashal.
His father was told that he was killed through a conspiracy and was a true follower of Islam. They said they would continue their struggle for justice till the last breath.
it is pertinent to mentioned here that Moulvi (cleric) of the village had had refused to lead the funeral prayers and also asked the people not to attend his last rituals.
Talking to TNN, Abdur Rehman said that the deceased Mashal Khan was an innocent person that is now accepted by everyone. He added that they have realized and accepted their mistake and sought apology from the Mashal’s father.