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

 Breaking News


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.


Related Articles


Like Us On Facebook

Fata Reforms

  • 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.

  • FATA reforms process gets momentum after the election of PM Abbasi

    The FATA reforms process which was initiated in 2015 saw delays due to differences among different political parties over the mode of reforms as well as the confused approach adopted by the government towards the issue.The government had apparently put the issue on the back burner until new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his cabinet revived the process and directions were issued on 13 September, 017 to bring a new draft law in place of Riwaj Act.


  • Families suffer from lack of internet and mobile services in areas of return

    Following repatriation to natives towns, the returned families especially youth have been facing immense problems due to unavailability of internet and 3G services in tribal agencies. Though tribes seem satisfied with pace of reconstruction and rehabilitation process but what concern them is the non-availability of cellular phones, internet services that concern the tribal people especially […]

  • Post-repatriation opportunities and challenges of Technical education in FATA

    The government has allocated Rs 600 million to promote technical education and enroll maximum students at technical educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The amount is said to be spent on construction of new technical institutes, make the closed institute functional and equip them with modern facilities. This was revealed by Fata Development […]

Follow us on twitter


October 2017
« Sep